Niere

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See also: niere

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German niere (kidney; testicle) m, from Old High German nioro (kidney; testicle) m, from Proto-Germanic *neurô m, from Proto-Indo-European *négʷʰrō. 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈniːʁə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Niere f (genitive Niere, plural Nieren, diminutive Nierchen n)

  1. kidney (organ)
  2. (often diminutive in the plural) kidney as food
  3. (obsolete) testicle
    Synonym: Hoden

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Niere” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Niere” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Niere f

  1. plural of Nier