Lippe

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪpə/
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Etymology 1[edit]

An originally Low and Central German form (though not in all dialects of the latter). From Middle Low German and northern Middle High German lippe, from Old High German *lippa, from Proto-West Germanic *lippjō.

One reason for the form’s prevailing in modern standard German was its use in Luther’s Bible translation. It gradually reduced Upper German Lefze to a marginal role (now chiefly “lip of a predator”, but rare).

Noun[edit]

Lippe f (genitive Lippe, plural Lippen)

  1. (anatomy) lip
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Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

die Lippe f (proper noun, usually definite, definite genitive der Lippe)

  1. Lippe (a river in northwestern Germany)
Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lippe” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Lippe” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lippe f

  1. plural of Lipp

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian *lippe, lippa, from Proto-West Germanic *lippjō.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /lɪppə/

Noun[edit]

Lippe f

  1. (anatomy) lip