Span

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See also: span, SPAN, spàn, spân, spãn, špan, and Spāņ

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Span (plural Spans)

  1. A surname​.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German spān, from Old High German spān (chip of wood, shaving), from Proto-West Germanic *spānu (chip, shaving). Cognate with Old English spōn (piece of wood, chip). More at spoon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃpaːn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːn

Noun[edit]

Span m (strong, genitive Spanes or Spans, plural Späne)

  1. chip; shaving; clipping (small, usually flat, cut-off piece)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Span” in Duden online