Farbe

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Farb (dated; obsolete in formal prose)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German farawa, from Proto-Germanic *farwō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaʁbə/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːbə/ (common, especially northern and central Germany)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Farbe f (genitive Farbe, plural Farben)

  1. color; colour
  2. paint
  3. dye, colourant for hair
  4. suit (playing cards)
  5. (heraldry) tincture

Declension[edit]

  • In obsolete usage the genitive and dative singular could take the form der Farben alternatively to der Farbe.

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See also[edit]

Colors in German · Farben (layout · text)
     Weiß      Grau      Schwarz      Braun
             Rosa              Rot, Purpur              Orange              Gelb, Creme
             Hellgrün, Neongrün              Grün (Dunkelgrün)              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              Türkis (Cyan), Meeresgrün
             Hellblau, Azurblau              Blau (Dunkelblau)              Blasslila, Altrosa, Indigo              Magenta, Violett, Lila

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