pflücken

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German pflocken, pflucken, pflücken, from Old High German phlockōn, *phlucken, very probably from Late Latin *piluccāre, derived from Latin pilāre. Compare Dutch plukken, English pluck, French éplucher, Italian piluccare. Within High German the word was restricted to Central German and northernmost Upper German.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpflʏkən/, [ˈpflʏkən], [-kŋ̍] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈflʏkən/ (most northern and central German speakers)

Verb[edit]

pflücken ‎(third-person singular simple present pflückt, past tense pflückte, past participle gepflückt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to pluck
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Orgelpfeifen, in: Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun. Verlag, page 31:
      So wurden im Garten noch die letzten Stachelbeeren und Himbeeren, wurden schon frühe Pflaumen und Pfirsiche gepflückt; in der Küche weckte Mamsell das viele Obst und Gemüse in unzähligen Gläsern ein; […]
      So even the last gooseberries and raspberries and already early plums and peaches were plucked in the garden; in the kitchen the housekeeper canned all this large amount of fruits and vegetables in countless jars; […]

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