Laub

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German loup, from Proto-Germanic *laubą, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *lewp- (peel, break off).[1] Compare Low German Loov, Dutch loof, English leaf, Danish løv.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /laʊ̯p/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯p

Noun[edit]

Laub n (genitive Laubes or Laubs, no plural)

  1. (collective) foliage, greenery, leaves (on a tree or fallen onto the ground, but particularly the latter)
    grünes Laubgreen foliage
    fallendes Laubfalling foliage
    • 1984, Hans Wollschläger, Von Sternen und Schnuppen: bei Gelegenheit einiger Bücher, volume 1, page 209:
      Sie [die Orangen] hängen eben tatsächlich mitten im grünen Laub gelb an den Bäumen.
      They [the oranges] indeed are right now hanging amidst green foliage at the trees.
  2. leaves, a suit in German playing cards

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See also[edit]

German suits in German · das Deutsche Blatt (layout · text)
Bay herz.svg Bay schellen.svg Bay gras.svg Bay eichel.svg
Herz, Rot Schellen Laub, Grün Eichel, Eckern

Further reading[edit]

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