From Middle High German zinne, from Old High German zinna, from Proto-Germanic *tindijō (“point, peak, pinnacle”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónt- (“tooth”). Cognate with Dutch tinne, German Low German Tinne. Related also to Old English tind (“peg, spike, prong”). More at English tine.
Zinne f (genitive Zinne, plural Zinnen)
- (figurative, literary, in the plural) mountain peaks; (city's) battlements, towers
- (Switzerland) roof terrace
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