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)
     Rot      Grün (Dunkelgrün)      Gelb      Creme      Weiß
     Purpur      Magenta      Meeresgrün      Hellgrün, Neongrün      Rosa
     Indigo      Blau (Dunkelblau)      Orange      Grau      Blasslila, Altrosa
     Schwarz      Violett, Lila      Braun      Hellblau, Azurblau      Türkis (Cyan)

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