Zehe

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zēhe, from Old High German zēha, from an original *tēha, from Proto-Germanic *taihwǭ (toe), from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (to point out). Compare Dutch teen.

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Noun[edit]

Zehe f (genitive Zehe, plural Zehen)

  1. clove (of garlic and similar plants)
  2. (regional) toe

Usage notes[edit]

Zehe as meaning “toe” is universally understood, but rare in most regions. The form is common in Saxony (and bordering parts of East Central Germany) as well as parts of Austria.[1] The more widespread form is Zeh (of masculine gender).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Zehe in Duden online

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Zehe, Dutch teen, English toe.

Noun[edit]

Zehe m (plural Zehe)

  1. toe