Hirn

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hirne, hërne, from Old High German hirni (brain), from Proto-West Germanic *hirʀnī, from Proto-Germanic *hirzniją (brain), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂s- (head); see there for the cognates.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɪʁn/, [hɪʁn], [hɪɐ̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ɪʁn
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Hirn n (strong, genitive Hirnes or Hirns, plural Hirne)

  1. (countable) brain (organ)
    Synonym: Gehirn
    Das Hirn ist die Schaltzentrale im menschlichen Körper.
    The brain is the control centre of the human body.
  2. (uncountable) brain (meat)
    Synonym: (regional) Bregen
    In Europa wird kaum noch Hirn gegessen.
    Not much brain meat is eaten anymore in Europe.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Hirn” in Duden online
  • Hirn” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache