Hirn

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hirne, hërne, from Old High German hirni ‎(brain), from Proto-Germanic *hirzniją ‎(brain), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂s- ‎(head). Cognate with Old English hærn ‎(brain), Dutch hersenen ‎(brain), Swedish hjärna ‎(brain). More at harns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɪʁn/, [hɪʁn], [hɪɐ̯n]

Noun[edit]

Hirn n ‎(genitive Hirns or Hirnes, plural Hirne)

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

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External links[edit]

  • Hirn in Duden online