Boden

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See also: boden and Böden

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Boden

  1. An English surname common in Shropshire and the West Midlands area of central England.
  2. A town in northern Sweden.

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From Middle High German boden, bodem, from Old High German bodam, from Proto-Germanic *budm-, a variant of *butmaz (whence English bottom, which see for more), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn. Cognate with English bottom, Dutch bodem, Hunsrik Boddem. Doublet of Bodden, a loanword from Low German.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈboːdn̩/
  • Rhymes: -oːdn̩
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Boden m (genitive Bodens, plural Böden)

  1. (uncountable) ground, soil
    heiliger Bodenhallowed ground
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 28/2010, page 70:
      Die erste Staatspleite auf europäischem Boden seit Jahrzehnten konnte nur verhindert werden, weil die übrigen Länder der Euro-Zone dem strauchelnden Mitglied mit Milliarden-Krediten beisprangen.
      The first state bankruptcy on European soil for decades could only be avoided because the remaining countries of the Eurozone came to the stumbling member's assistance with billions in credit.
  2. (uncountable) sea bottom (typically called Meeresboden)
  3. (countable) any defined type of soil
  4. (countable) floor
  5. (countable) attic, garret, loft
  6. (countable, colloquial) flooring, floor cover (often used in this sense in compound nouns: Teppichboden, Parkettboden)

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  • Boden” in Duden online

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Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

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Boden ? (genitive Bodens)

  1. Boden, a town in northern Sweden

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