Schwan

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German swan, from Old High German swan, from Proto-Germanic *swanaz (swan), from Proto-Indo-European *swenh₂- (to sound, resound). Compare Low German Swaan, Dutch zwaan, English swan, Swedish svan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃvaːn/, [ʃʋäːn]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːn

Noun[edit]

Schwan m (genitive Schwans or Schwanes, plural Schwäne or Schwanen, diminutive Schwänchen n or Schwänlein n, female Schwänin)

  1. swan (male or of unspecified sex)
  2. (astronomy) the constellation Cygnus

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Schwäne; the form Schwanen is archaic.

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Archaic:

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Descendants[edit]

  • Lower Sorbian: šwon

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of the inherited Schwunn after German Schwan, both from Old High German swan, from Proto-Germanic *swanaz, from Proto-Indo-European *swenh₂- (to sound, resound). Cognate with Dutch zwaan, English swan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schwan m (plural Schwanen)

  1. swan