Kufe

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a dialectal variant, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kōpǭ (the prow of a sleigh). Compare Old Norse kafl, kafli (an elongated, round piece of wood), Old Norse kefli (a roll; scroll), Middle Low German kavele (cut wood used for lots), dialectal German Kabel (loose parts; odds and ends).

Noun[edit]

Kufe f (genitive Kufe, plural Kufen)

  1. runner (of a sleigh)
  2. blade (of an ice skate)
  3. skid (of an aircraft)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German kuofa, from Latin cūpa.

Noun[edit]

Kufe f (genitive Kufe, plural Kufen)

  1. vat, tub
    Synonyms: Bottich, Bütte, Kübel, Fass, Wanne
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