Ecke

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ecka, from Proto-Germanic *agjō. Akin to English edge.

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Noun[edit]

Ecke f ‎(genitive Ecke, plural Ecken, diminutive Eckchen n)

  1. corner, edge
    Der Tisch steht in der Ecke. — “The table stands in the corner.
  2. a roughly triangular or quadrangular piece of something
    Gib mir mal eine kleine Ecke von dem Kuchen.
    Give me a small piece of the cake, please.
  3. (chiefly colloquial) region; area; neighbourhood
    Ihr wohnt ja hier in ’ner ganz netten Ecke.
    You guys live in a nice area around here.
  4. (graph theory) vertex, node
  5. (sports) corner

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External links[edit]

  • Ecke in Duden online