Vater

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See also: vàter, vatër, and Väter

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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-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/, [ˈfäːtɐ] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfatər/, [ˈfätɐ] (regional; Switzerland, western Germany, especially Ruhrgebiet)
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Noun[edit]

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

  1. father

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