Krebs

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See also: krebs and krebs'

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As a German, Alemannic German, and occasionally Danish surname, from the noun Krebs (crab).

Proper noun[edit]

Krebs

  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Oklahoma

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German krebz, krebez, krebeze, from Old High German crebiz, krebiz, from Proto-West Germanic *krabit, from Proto-Germanic *krabitaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gerbʰ- (to scratch), see also Old Prussian gīrbin (number), Old Church Slavonic жрѣбии (žrěbii, lot, tallymark), Ancient Greek γράφειν (gráphein, to scratch, etch), Dutch kreeft.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁeːps/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /kʁɛps/ (regionally, chiefly western German)
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Noun[edit]

Krebs m (genitive Krebses, plural Krebse)

  1. crab
  2. cancer (disease)
  3. (astronomy, astrology) Cancer

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: krebs
  • German Low German: Krebs
  • Saterland Frisian: Krääps
  • Scanian: krævs

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German krebz, krebez, krebeze, from Old High German crebiz, krebiz, from Proto-West Germanic *krabit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Krebs m (plural Krebs)

  1. crab
  2. cancer

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