marchen









marchen


marchen n.

1871, “German fairy or folk tale,” from German Märchen, “a story or tale,” from Middle High German merechyn “short verse narrative,” from Old High German mari “news, tale,” from Proto-Germanic *mærjo- “renowned, famous, illustrious” (cf. Old English mære) + diminutive suffix -chen.

Related Words for marchen fable, myth, tale, yarn, Marchen Examples from the Web for marchen Historical Examples of marchen

  • These common facts are the threads (as we have said) in the cloth of myth and marchen.

    Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Andrew Lang

  • But the question of the relations of marchen to myths, and of both to romance, may be left unanswered for the moment.

    Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Andrew Lang

  • By this means, without further research, we may account for the similarity of the stuff of heroic myths and marchen.

    Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Andrew Lang

  • Marchen certainly did set out from mediaeval India, and reached mediaeval Europe and Asia in abundance.

    Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Andrew Lang

  • Thus each “peculiarly Indian” idea supposed to be found in marchen proves to be practically universal.

    Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Andrew Lang

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