märchen

noun

mär·​chen ˈmer-ḵən How to pronounce märchen (audio)
plural märchen
: tale
especially : folktale

Word History

Etymology

German

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of märchen was in 1871

Dictionary Entries Near märchen

Cite this Entry

“Märchen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/m%C3%A4rchen. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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