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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German pfunt, phunt, from Old High German pfunt, phunt, from Proto-Germanic *pundą, a borrowing from Latin pondō (by weight, adverb) or Latin pondus (weight, noun).


Pfund n (strong, genitive Pfundes or Pfunds, plural Pfunde, diminutive Pfündchen n)

  1. a metric pound, 500 grams, half a kilogram
    Synonyms: fünfhundert Gramm, ein halbes Kilogramm, ein halbes Kilo
  2. any of the English (Anglophone) units of mass or currency called a "pound"
  3. (colloquial, soccer) a hard shot at the goal
Usage notes[edit]
  • (500 grams): In older sources the weight might vary and depend on region or context.
Derived terms[edit]
  • Romanian: pfund
  • Russian: фунт (funt) (see there for further descendants)

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pfund n (proper noun, strong, genitive Pfunds)

  1. Fondo, Trentino, Italy

Further reading[edit]

  • Pfund” in Duden online
  • Pfund” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache