Bauer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Bauer (farmer).

Proper noun[edit]

Bauer

  1. A surname​.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German būre, gebūre, from Old High German būr, gibūr, gibūro, from Proto-Germanic *būraz. Compare English bower, boor, Dutch boer, buur.

Noun[edit]

Bauer m (genitive Bauern, plural Bauern)

  1. farmer, peasant, boor
  2. (chess) pawn
Usage notes[edit]
  • Bauer is a weak noun in the standard language, but is part of a group of nouns which have a stark tendency to be strong colloquially, so one will often hear dem Bauer instead of dem Bauern.
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Proper noun[edit]

Bauer ? (genitive Bauers)

  1. An occupational surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German būr, from Old High German būr.

Noun[edit]

Bauer n, m (genitive Bauers, plural Bauer)

  1. (archaic or regional) birdcage
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Neuter gender
Masculine gender
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Etymology 3[edit]

From bauen +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

Bauer m (genitive Bauers, plural Bauer)

  1. (almost exclusively in compounds) one who builds something
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Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bauer m (plural Baueren)

  1. farmer
  2. pawn (chess piece)

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