Bogen

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See also: Bögen and bogen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German boge, from Old High German bogo, from Proto-Germanic *bugô. Compare Dutch boog, English bow, Danish bue, Norwegian boge.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboːɡən/, [ˈboːɡən], [ˈboːɡŋ̩]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Bogen m (genitive Bogens, plural Bögen or Bogen, diminutive Bögelchen n)

  1. arch, bow
  2. curve, arc
  3. sheet (of paper)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Bögen. This form is marked as southern in many dictionaries, but has now become the predominant form in the northern half of the language area, too.
  • The unchanged plural Bogen is still predominant in some compound words (such as Regenbogen or Ellenbogen), but less common otherwise.

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