Wanne

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wanna, a borrowing from Latin vannus (winnowing basket), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvanə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -anə

Noun[edit]

Wanne f (genitive Wanne, plural Wannen)

  1. tub; flat-bottomed vessel
    1. for bathing or washing
      Synonym: Zuber
    2. for technical uses, especially to collect or hold liquids
    3. (regional, southern) for kitchen use
      Synonyms: Bottich, Dose, Schüssel
  2. (historical) winnowing basket
    Synonyms: Worfel, Kornschwinge
  3. (slang) police van
    • 1995, “Vater will uns sehen”, in Männer können seine Gefühle nicht zeigen, performed by Fischmob:
      Ich guck' in den Spiegel und ich faß' es nicht: / Hinter mir 'ne Wanne mit Blaulicht
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Estonian: vann
  • Russian: ва́нна (vánna) (see there for further descendants)

Further reading[edit]

  • Wanne” in Duden online