Brunnen

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English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Brunnen

  1. A municipality in Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Bavaria, Germany.
  2. A resort on Lake Lucerne, Schwyz canton, Switzerland.

German[edit]

Ein Brunnen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German brunne, from Old High German brunno, from Proto-West Germanic *brunnō, from Proto-Germanic *brunnô, whence also Old English burna, Old Norse brunnr; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrun- (a bubbling forth; a fountain, wellspring, source).

The form is Upper German, most Low and Central German dialects using Born (now poetic in the standard language). This southern origin also explains the vocalism; the expected form is Bronnen with -u--o- before a nasal geminate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʁʊnən/, [ˈbʁʊ.nən], [ˈbʁʊ.nn̩]
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Noun[edit]

Brunnen m (strong, genitive Brunnens, plural Brunnen, diminutive Brünnchen n or Brünnlein n)

  1. well
    Synonyms: (poetic) Born, (archaic, dialectal) Pütz

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