Birke

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German birka, bircha, from Proto-Germanic *birkijǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerHǵs. The Old High German variant birihha would have led to modern *Birche (compare Kirche). Cognate to Dutch berk, Low German Bark, English birch, and Swedish björk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪʁkə/, [ˈbɪʁkə], [ˈbɪɐ̯kə]

Noun[edit]

Birke f ‎(genitive Birke, plural Birken)

  1. birch

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