Vater

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See also: váter, vàter, vatër, and Väter

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Vater.

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Vater (plural Vaters)

  1. A surname from German.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Vater is the 37076th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 602 individuals. Vater is most common among White (95.85%) individuals.

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Vatter (obsolete, except informally, representing the regional pronunciation)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vater, from Old High German fater, from Proto-West Germanic *fader, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Germanic cognates include Dutch vader, Low German Vader, English father, Danish fader, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌳𐌰𐍂 (fadar).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːtər/, /ˈfaːtɐ/, [ˈfɑːtʰɐ]
  • IPA(key): [ˈfatʰɐ] (Rheinish, Westphalian)
  • IPA(key): [ˈfɑːtər] (Swiss, Austro-Bavarian)
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Noun[edit]

Vater m (strong, genitive Vaters, plural Väter, diminutive Väterchen n)

  1. father
    Antonyms: (by birth order) Sohn m; (by sex) Mutter f
    Mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Sonntag unsere neun Planeten.
    My father explains to me our nine planets every Sunday.

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