Märchen


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Mär·chen

 (mĕr′KHən)
n. pl. Märchen
A folktale or fairy story.

[German, from Middle High German merechyn, short verse narrative, diminutive of mære, narrative, from Old High German māri, famous, narrative; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

marchen

(ˈmɛːrçən)
n
(European Myth & Legend) a German fairy tale or fictional story