Swaan

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See also: Swään

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German swāne, variant of swan, from Old Saxon swan, from Proto-Germanic *swanaz (swan), probably from Proto-Indo-European *swen- (to sound, resound). Compare Dutch Low Saxon zwaon, Dutch zwaan, English swan, West Frisian swan, German Schwan, Swedish svan.

Noun[edit]

Swaan m (plural Swaans or Swään)

  1. swan (bird, waterfowl)

References[edit]

  • Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, →ISBN, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)