Old High German zēha from an original *tēha, compare Dutch teen
Zehe f (genitive Zehe, plural Zehen)
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. The more widespread form is Zeh (of masculine gender).
- Zehe in Duden online