Meaning of Märchen in English:

Märchen

(also märchen)

Pronunciation /ˈmɛːʃən/ /ˈmɛːxən/

noun

  • A folk tale, a fairy tale, especially in the Germanic tradition.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), author. From German Märchen fairy tale.