Niere

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German niere (kidney; testicle) m, from Old High German nioro (kidney; testicle) m, from Proto-Germanic *neurô m. The feminine gender is due to the frequent use of the plural, but spread from northern varieties southward; compare Middle Low German nēre f (also Middle Dutch niere f). Cognate with Dutch nier, Danish nyre, Swedish njure, and probably English kidney.

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Niere f (genitive Niere, plural Nieren)

  1. kidney
  2. (obsolete) testicle

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