tupfen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tüpfen, tupfen (to dip, to moisten), from Old High German tuphen (to dip, to moisten), from Proto-Germanic *dupjaną. Cognate with English dip. The semantic development is due to association with Middle High German stuphen (to poke) and a dialectal (Central German) merger with unrelated tippen (to tap).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʊpfən/, [ˈtʊpf(ə)n], [ˈtʊpɸ(ə)n]

Verb[edit]

tupfen (third-person singular simple present tupft, past tense tupfte, past participle getupft, auxiliary haben)

  1. to dab (to touch repeatedly with a soft, often moist, object)

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