Zieh

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Ziehn (western Ripuarian)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Zieh m or f (plural Ziehe or Zieh, diminutive Ziehche)

  1. (most dialects) toe (digit on the foot)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Masculine gender is predominant in Ripuarian, feminine gender in Moselle Franconian. As a masculine the plural may be Ziehe or more commonly unchanged Zieh, as a feminine it is always Ziehe.