Bau

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See also: bau and bầu

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German . The plural form Bauten is that of the related German Low German word būte (building), from Middle Low German būwete. The singular Baute did not catch on in standard German.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bau m (genitive Baus or Baues, plural Bauten or Baue)

  1. building, construction
  2. building site, construction site
  3. burrow (of an animal)
  4. (colloquial) prison, jail

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Bauten is used in sense 1, meaning "buildings". Otherwise the plural Baue is used.

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External links[edit]

  • Bau in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Bau m (plural Bai)

  1. building
  2. building site