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See also: Bögen and bogen



PIE root

From Middle High German boge, from Old High German bogo, from Proto-Germanic *bugô. Compare Dutch boog, English bow, Danish bue, Norwegian boge.


  • IPA(key): /ˈboːɡən/, [ˈboːɡən], [ˈboːɡŋ̩]
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Bogen m ‎(genitive Bogens, plural Bögen or Bogen, diminutive Bögelchen n)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch
  3. (geometry) curve, arc
  4. sheet (of paper)

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  • The normal plural is Bögen. This form is marked as southern in many dictionaries, but has now become the predominant form in the northern half of the language area, too.
  • The unchanged plural Bogen is still predominant in some compound words (such as Regenbogen or Ellenbogen), but less common otherwise.


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