noun har·fang \ˈhärˌfaŋ\

Definition of harfang



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Origin and Etymology of harfang

Swedish harfång, literally, hare catcher, from hare (from Old Swedish hari) + fånga to catch, from Old Swedish fanga, from Middle Low German vangen; akin to Old English hara hare and to Old High German fāhan to catch — more at hare, pact

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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