Narr

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German narro, further etymology unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (most of Germany, parts of Austria) IPA(key): /nar/, [näɐ̯], [naː]
  • (Austria, parts of southern Germany, Switzerland) IPA(key): /nar/, [när], [nɑr]
  • Homophone: na (nonstandard)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Narr m (genitive Narren, plural Narren, feminine Närrin)

  1. (poetic for younger speakers) fool (a person being stupid or oblivious to facts)
  2. (historical) jester, fool (a person employed to feign idiocy, often as a satirical cover for valid political arguments)
  3. Used in compounds to indicate an obsession; freak
    Auto (car) + ‎Narr → ‎Autonarr (car freak)
    Pferde (horses) + ‎Narr → ‎Pferdenarr (horse lover)
    Waffen (weapons) + ‎Narr → ‎Waffennarr (gun nut)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Narr in Duden online

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Narr.

Noun[edit]

Narr m (plural Narre)

  1. fool