Bücherei

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Etymology[edit]

A calque of Latin librāria, possibly through Dutch boekerij, which seems to be slightly older. Analyzable as Bücher (books) +‎ -ei or Buch (book) +‎ -erei, ultimately translatable as "bookery".

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Bücherei f (genitive Bücherei, plural Büchereien)

  1. library

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is typically used only for town libraries or private libraries, while university libraries are generally called Bibliothek.

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