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pen, the

Grammar noun (masculine) Genitive singular: Pen (s) s Nominative plural: pencils

importance

Colloquial, joking, outdated (youngest) apprentice
the pen had to touch the plaster of paris
On this first day of training - a total of fourteen pens - moved from hall to hall under the guidance of a foreman [↗BredelSöhne76]
pen

etymology

pen1 m. 'elongated peg, headless nail (made of wood or metal)', ahd.stift, stft 'Pflock, Dorn, Zapfen' (around 1000), mhd.stift, stiffen 'stachel, thorn, uppermost end, tip, stem' , mnd.stift (borrowed from nl.schwed.dän.stift) and related ahd.stival (11th century), mhd.stivel, (md.) stibel '(wooden) support, rod', nhd. (predominantly dialect ) Boots2 m. 'Stützholz', nd.Stīpel, mnl.stīpel, nl.stiepel 'Stütze, Stützbalken' are placed with a t- or l-suffix to the extension ie. * stē̌ip-, * stī̌p under ↗steif (sd) - or * stē̌ib (h) -, * stī̌b (h) - 'rod, stick; stiff; crowd together ’. From the end of the 17th century An is often used as a short form of lead, writing, slate, drawing pen and the like. Transferred use in the sense of ‘apprentice, assistant’ is used in Rotw. of the 19th century usual, probably with the thought of something. Small, narrow, small (perhaps small penis ’?), see previous Stifftgen adolescent boy’ (17th century), pen ‘boy’ (18th century).

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Attached to the walls with invisible pins, they delimit the space.
The hand guides the pen along the ruler, the ruler has no guide but the hand.
Der Tagesspiegel, 02/07/1999
He spent the last four years of his life in the pen.
Klein, Rudolf: Hauer. In: The music in past and present, Berlin: Directmedia Publ. 2001 [1956], p. 8444
She was just seventeen too; just came out of the pen.
Schaeffer, Albrecht: Helianth II, Bonn: Weidle 1995 [1920], p. 943
My sister doesn't even long for the pen, maybe when she's older, but not yet.
Friedländer, Hugo: Errors of justice. In: ders., Interesting criminal processes, Berlin: Directmedia Publ. 2001 [1911], p. 22559

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“Pen”, provided by the Digital Dictionary of the German Language, , accessed on May 22, 2021.

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Meanings

Establishment endowed with donated property and assets, belonging to a clerical college and serving ecclesiastical purposes
obsolete (ecclesiastical) institution that goes back to a foundation and serves the purposes of charity
for teaching, education
she was brought up in a pen
Keppel Abbey in Siegerland / Public. Collective girls' high school with women's high school [↗Tageszeitung1964]
for the care of needy, mostly old people
She [...] established a monastery for the benefit of noble women in need [↗H. FranckJ. S. Bach311]
pen

etymology

pens · pens · pen2 · Collegiate Church · Donor · Foundation
to donate vb 'set up, found, donate, give', ahd.gistiften (8th century), donate (9th century), mhd.mnd. donate 'to found, build, furnish, use, initiate, organize, invent', afries .stifta, aostnfrk. (unsafe) stiftōn ‘build, found’ and (with cht instead of ft) aostnfrk.stihten (9th century), mnd.mnl.nl.stichten. If you have a basic meaning (not documented in this way) ‘erect a structure with wooden stakes’ (see ↗ pen1 m.), the verb can be attached to the under ↗steif, ↗stift1 m. (see d.) named root form. In the earliest testimonies there is founding in the sense of 'founding' (buildings, cities, places of worship), then 'having them built, making available, giving' (church buildings, but also secular non-profit institutions and institutions), 'exposing as a legacy, transferring ownership '(Objects, money); from old times also transferred ‘sth. Set something in motion, bring about an event, a condition ’(creating peace, unrest). to instigate vb ‘To initiate sth. To happen, to induce sb. To do sth.’ (16th century). From the verb regressed pen2 n. 'Established and equipped with donated assets and real estate, mainly ecclesiastical institution', mhd.stift 'institution, establishment, spiritual foundation, house of worship, legally established', mnd.sticht (e), donation (e) 'spiritual corporation, foundation , Building ', mnl.stichte, pen, nl.sticht, pen. Collegiate Church f. ‘Church belonging to a monastery’ (16th century). Founder m. ‘Founder, donor, donor’, mhd.stifter. Foundation f. ‘Establishment, establishment, donation, donated institution’, mhd.stiftunge; see ahd.stiftunga ‘Armament’ (10th century).

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