Mauer

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaʊ̯ər/, [ˈmaʊ̯.ɐ]
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯ɐ
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German mūre, from Old High German mūra, from Proto-West Germanic *mūrā (wall), from Latin murus. Cognate with Yiddishמויער(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. (figurative, 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]

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

  1. the Berlin Wall
    Die Mauer muss weg!
    The Wall must fall!

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mauer n (proper noun, genitive Mauers or (optionally with an article) Mauer)

  1. A town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Further reading[edit]

  • Mauer” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Mauer” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Mauer” in Duden online
  • Mauer on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Hunsrik[edit]

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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 Proto-West Germanic *mūrā (wall). Cognate with German Mauer.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Mauer f (plural Maueren or Mauren)

  1. wall