Zinne

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Alternatively, Old High German zinna may descend from Proto-Germanic *tinnō, *tinnǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dént-no-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónt- (tooth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsɪnə/
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  • Hyphenation: Zin‧ne

Noun[edit]

Zinne f (genitive Zinne, plural Zinnen)

  1. merlon
  2. (figurative, literary, in the plural) mountain peaks; (city's) battlements, towers
  3. (Switzerland) roof terrace

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