An Etymological Dictionary of the German Language/Annotated/Gefäß

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Gefäß, neuter, ‘vessel, receptacle,’ from the equivalent Middle High German gevœȥe, neuter (Old High German givâȥȥi, masculine, ‘transport’). Gothic *gafêti, neuter, is wanting; it would probably be connected with Gothic fêtjan, ‘to adorn’ (Anglo-Saxon fœted, participle, ‘adorned’), and also more remotely with Faß.