Betrieb

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Etymology[edit]

A calque of Middle Low German bedrīf like the underlying verb betreiben (from bedrīven). The noun is closer to the Low German form because of the preserved monophthong (instead of *Betreib). See the regular development in cognate Dutch bedrijf.

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Betrieb m (genitive Betriebs or Betriebes, plural Betriebe)

  1. (countable) company; business
  2. (countable) factory; works
  3. (uncountable) operating; running (of an engine, etc.)
  4. (uncountable) bustle; fuss

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