From Middle High German spade, spate, either from Middle Low German spade, from Old Saxon spado, or from Old High German *spato; both from Proto-Germanic *spadô, from Proto-Indo-European *sph₂-dʰ-. Cognate to English spade; see there for further cognates.
- IPA(key): /ˈʃpaːtən/, [ˈʃpaːtən], [ˈʃpaːtn̩]
- Homophone: Sparten (according to a common pronunciation of this word)
Spaten m (genitive Spatens, plural Spaten)
- Spaten in Duden online