Zank

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Zand (Moselle Franconian; some dialects of Ripuarian)
  • Zahn (Ripuarian variant from standard German)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zan, zant, from Old High German zan, zand, from Proto-Germanic *tanþs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts. For the phonetic development compare Hand.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Zank m (plural Zäng, diminutive Zänkche)

  1. (Ripuarian, now chiefly western dialects) tooth
    Jank, Schäng, ’ch hann Zankpeng.
    Go away, John, I have toothache. (Humorous example of “Ripuarian Chinese”.)

German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Zank m (genitive Zanks or Zankes, no plural)

  1. row, argument