Kran

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Etymology[edit]

Originally the same as Kranich (crane). The name of the bird was used metaphorically for the lifting device as in English. For the western German sense “water tap” cf. also Dutch kraan and Luxembourgish Krunn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kran m (genitive Krans or Kranes, plural Kräne)

  1. crane (a lifting device)
    Bei Sturm darf ein Kran nicht umfallen.
    A crane must not fall over in case of a storm.
  2. (regional, western Germany) water tap
    Der Kran in der Küche tropft.
    The water tap in the kitchen is dripping.

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Kran in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kran m (plural Kranen)

  1. crane (lifting machine)