Kerbe

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See also: kërbë

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kërbe (incision, notch). Cognate with Old Norse kjarf (bundle), Old English cyrf (incision) (whence English kerf).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛʁbə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kerbe f (genitive Kerbe, plural Kerben, diminutive Kerbchen n or Kerblein n)

  1. dent, groove, nick, notch
  2. kerf
  3. bullseye (nautical)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “Kerbe”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

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