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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname​.

Derived terms[edit]




Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German pot and Middle High German pot (West Central German, 12th century). Further origin uncertain; see English pot for more.


Pott m (genitive Potts or Pottes, plural Pötte)

  1. (regional) large cup
  2. (regional) pot (cooking vessel)
  3. (regional) pot; jar (storage vessel)
  4. (informal) large ship
  5. (informal) cup (sports trophy)
  6. (gambling) pot
  7. (colloquial) toilet
Usage notes[edit]
  • In its original use for a kitchen vessel, the word is used chiefly in western and northern Germany. For “large cup” it is commonly found in writing in these areas. The sense “cooking or storage vessel” is also very common in the vernaculars, but the more properly standard term Topf tends to be preferred in writing.
  • The derived meanings, particularly that of “sports trophy”, are not regionally restricted (at least not within Germany).

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pott m (genitive Potts)

  1. (informal, short for Kohlenpott) the Ruhr Area

Further reading[edit]

  • Pott in Duden online