Alkoven

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French alcôve f, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic القبَة‎. The later final -n and masculine gender in German through association with unrelated Middle Low German koven (“stable, shed, nook”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈkoːvən/
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Noun[edit]

Alkoven m (strong, genitive Alkovens, plural Alkoven)

  1. alcove, particularly: a bed built or let into the wall
    Synonym: (Northern Germany) Butze

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Proper noun[edit]

Alkoven n (proper noun, genitive Alkovens or (optionally with an article) Alkoven)

  1. A municipality of Upper Austria, Austria