What is the definition of the noun "Fahrenheit" (or the etymology of the name)? In Wiktionary it says "the surname literally means "experience", but I don't find any evidence of this in the Wahrig or Duden (online) dictionaries.

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    @HubertSchölnast The linked question does not ask explicitly for the etymology of the name, and in fact, the answers given there don't say anything about the current question beyond speculation.
    – Uwe
    Jan 29, 2017 at 15:26
  • @PerlDuck, the OP obviously knows that it is a name and asks for its meaning or origin.
    – Carsten S
    Jan 29, 2017 at 16:06
  • @PerlDuck, I looked at the edit history before replying.
    – Carsten S
    Jan 29, 2017 at 16:47
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    Not an answer, but the first comment in the other question: "Erfahrenheit" is an old German word for "Erfahrung" (experience) that is not used any more. It is not related to Fahrenheit. – Takkat♦ Dec 15 '11 at 7:27
    – Iris
    Jan 29, 2017 at 17:32


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