Löwe

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Alternative form[edit]

  • Leu (archaic; poetic)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lewe, from Old High German leo (both with variants), from Latin leō. The prevalent form in early modern German was Leu with regular development of -ew- into the diphthong -eu- (compare freuen from Old High German frewan). The pronunciation with a labial consonant is originally chiefly Central German.

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Noun[edit]

Löwe m (genitive Löwen, plural Löwen, diminutive Löwchen n)

  1. lion
  2. (heraldry) lion, as used on a coat of arms

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