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See also: färbe



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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Farb (non-standard nowadays)


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


Farbe f ‎(genitive Farbe, plural Farben)

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


Old Declension: This old declension is not used anymore, but was at one time (ca. 17-18th century).

f gender singular plural
nominative Farbe Farben
genitive Farben Farben
dative Farben Farben
accusative Farbe Farben

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Colors in German · Farben (layout · text)
     Rot      Purpur      Gelb      Grün      ?      Blau      Indigo
     Purpur      Magenta      Creme      ?      Cyan      Azurblau      Violett
     Braun      Rosa      Orange      Schwarz      Grau      Weiß

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