Mauer

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaʊ̯ər/, [ˈmaʊ̯ɐ]
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯ɐ
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German mūr, mūre, from Old High German mūra, from Latin mūrus (wall). Related to English mure and Yiddish מויער(moyer).

Noun[edit]

Mauer f (genitive Mauer, plural Mauern, diminutive Mäuerchen n or Mäuerlein n)

  1. a wall, usually one made of stone or concrete
  2. (figuratively, sports) several players forming a blockade against the ball
Usage notes[edit]
  • See Wand for notes on the distinction between Mauer and this sometimes interchangeable word.
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Proper noun[edit]

Mauer f (genitive Mauer)

  1. (always with definite article) the Berlin Wall
    Die Mauer muss weg!
    The Wall must fall!

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mauer n (genitive Mauers)

  1. A town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Further reading[edit]

  • Mauer” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mauer f (plural Maure, diminutive Mauerche)

  1. wall

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mūre, from Old High German mūra, from Latin mūrus. Cognate with German Mauer, Dutch muur; also related to English mure (from the same Latin source via Old French).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɑʊ̯ʀ/, /ˈmɑʊ̯.eʀ/, [ˈmɑʊ̯.ɐ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑʊɐ

Noun[edit]

Mauer f (plural Maueren or Mauren)

  1. wall