Bau

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See also: bau and bầu

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German , bou and Old High German . The plural form Bauten is that of the related German Low German būte ‎(building), from Middle Low German bûwete. The singular Baute did not catch on in standard German.

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Noun[edit]

Bau m ‎(genitive Baus or Baues, plural Bauten or Baue)

  1. building, construction
  2. building site, construction site
  3. burrow (of an animal)
  4. (colloquial) prison, jail

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nowadays, the plural Bauten is used in sense 1, meaning "buildings", while the plural Baue is used for sense 3, meaning "burrows".
  • Earlier there also was the plural Bäue with umlaut.

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External links[edit]

  • Bau in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German . Cognate with German Bau, Dutch bouw, Swedish bo.

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Noun[edit]

Bau m ‎(plural Bai)

  1. building
  2. building site

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