fætter

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish fædder ‎(paternal uncle, male cousin), from Middle Low German vedder ‎(paternal uncle, male cousin, fraternal nephew). Compare German Vetter, Old English fædera, Latin patruus, Ancient Greek πάτρως ‎(pátrōs).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛtər/, [ˈfɛd̥ɐ]

Noun[edit]

fætter c (singular definite fætteren, plural indefinite fætre)

  1. a male cousin (son of one's parent's sibling)
  2. (informal) fellow, chap

Inflection[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • kusine ‎(female cousin)

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