Berliner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The first sense is either from German Berliner (native or inhabitant of Berlin) or formed in English from Berlin +‎ -er. The second sense is from German Berliner (doughnut).

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Noun[edit]

Berliner (plural Berliners)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Berlin.
  2. A doughnut with a sweet filling.

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German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Berlin +‎ -er

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Noun[edit]

Berliner m (genitive Berliners, plural Berliner, feminine Berlinerin)

  1. a Berliner (native or inhabitant of Berlin)
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Adjective[edit]

Berliner (invariable)

  1. from, of, or pertaining to Berlin
    Besucher finden die Berliner Museen sehr interessant.
    Visitors find Berlin’s museums very interesting.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Words like this are indeclinable adjectives in modern German, as noted by the Duden, DWDS and other modern references. They originated as genitive plurals of substantives, as noted by 18th century grammarian Johann Christoph Adelung and 19th century linguist Hermann Möller: e.g. Berliner Pfannkuchen = Pfannkuchen der Berliner = "pancake of the Berliners". See -er.

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for Berliner Pfannkuchen.

Noun[edit]

Berliner m (genitive Berliners, plural Berliner)

  1. a pastry similar to a doughnut, with a sweet filling; a Berliner
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