Eiche

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Eine Eiche — An oak tree (1)
Eichenholz — Oak wood (2)

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From Old High German eih, from Proto-Germanic *aiks; akin to Low German Eek, Dutch eik, West Frisian iik, English oak, Danish eg, Swedish ek. Ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *eiǵ-.

Further Indo-European cognates: Latin aesculus (Durmast oak), Latvian ozols, Lithuanian ąžuolas, Albanian enjë (juniper, yew)

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Eiche f (genitive Eiche, plural Eichen)

  1. (countable) An oak tree, an oak, Quercus; the common tree
    Eichen können über tausend Jahre alt werden.Oak trees can reach an age of more than one thousand years.
    Korkeiche — cork oak
  2. (uncountable) oak; the wood of the tree

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