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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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 considered by the Duden, DWDS as adjectives. The 18th century grammarian Johann Christoph Adelung argued that the words were the genitive plurals of substantives (e.g. Berliner Pfannkuchen = Pfannkuchen der Berliner = "pancake of the Berliners").[1] 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
Synonyms[edit]
  • ^ Johann Christoph Adelung: Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart, vol. 1, Leipzig, 1793, pp. 1848-1852, sub verbo 4. -Er.