ohne

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German āne (without), from Old High German āna, ānu, āno (without), from Proto-Germanic *ēnu, *ēnō (without), from Proto-Indo-European *anew, *enew (without). Cognate with Old Saxon āno (without), Old Frisian ōni (without), Old Norse án, ón (without), Ancient Greek ἄνευ (áneu, without), Gothic 𐌹𐌽𐌿 (inu, without). The Gothic word stems from Proto-Germanic *inō, the other cognates stem from Proto-Germanic *ēnō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ohne

  1. without

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Adverb[edit]

ohne

  1. without
    Ich mag Fußball, aber ich kann auch ohne leben.
    I like soccer, but I could live without.

Usage notes[edit]

This is standard usage, but generally avoided in (very) formal style.