füttern

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See also: futtern

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʏtərn/, [ˈfʏtɐn]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German vüetern, from Old High German fuotiren, derived from fuotar, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą (fodder). Equivalent to Futter +‎ -n. Compare Dutch voeren (to feed), dialectal English to fodder.

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Verb[edit]

füttern (third-person singular simple present füttert, past tense fütterte, past participle gefüttert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to feed (to give food to)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The word is used chiefly with animals or otherwise when someone raises the food directly to another person’s mouth (e.g. that of a small child). For “to provide food” in general the usual word is ernähren.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German vüetern, derived from vueter, from Old High German fuotar, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą (sheath, wrapping, lining). Equivalent to Futter +‎ -n. Compare Dutch voeren (to line). Probably remotely related to etymology 1, but not identical.

Verb[edit]

füttern (third-person singular simple present füttert, past tense fütterte, past participle gefüttert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to line (to cover the inner surface of a garment or bag)
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