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See also: euro, euró, eŭro, euro-, and Euro-


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Etymology 1[edit]


Euro (comparative more Euro, superlative most Euro)

  1. Clipping of European.


Euro (plural Euros or Euro)

  1. (proscribed) Alternative spelling of euro, the currency and coin introduced 1999.
  2. (soccer, usually followed by the year) The UEFA European Football Championship, a European football competition held between the international teams of Europe every four years.
    • 2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England could have met world and European champions Spain but that eventuality was avoided by Sweden's 2-0 win against France, and Rooney's first goal in a major tournament since scoring twice in the 4-2 victory over Croatia in Lisbon at Euro 2004.
  3. Clipping of European. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Named after the euro (macropod species).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A ghost town in Western Australia.




  • IPA(key): /ˈɔʏ̯ro/, [ˈʔɔʏ̯ʁo]
  • (file)


Euro m (strong, genitive Euros or Euro, plural Euros or Euro)

  1. euro (currency)
    Ich habe nur noch fünf Euro in meinem Portmonee.
    I have just five euro in my purse.
    Gestern habe ich zwei Euro gefunden.
    Yesterday I found two euro.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The difference between the plurals Euro and Euros is equivalent to the difference between pence and pennies in English: The unchanged plural is used to mean an amount or value, whereas Euros may be used when referring to a number of coins. However, the unchanged plural can be used for the latter meaning as well.
  • A third plural Euronen is restricted to jocular use. Rarely, a new singular Eurone m or f may be backformed.


Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Euro” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Euro” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Euro” in Duden online
  • Euro on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de



  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈew.ɾu/ [ˈeʊ̯.ɾu]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈew.ɾo/ [ˈeʊ̯.ɾo]

Proper noun[edit]

Euro m

  1. (Greek mythology) Eurus (god of the east wind)
  2. (Portugal, sports) Euros (the UEFA European Football Championship)