Nummer

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Numero f or n (dated)
  • Nr. (abbreviation)
  • No. (dated abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

From earlier Numero, from Italian numero, from Latin numerus (number). The feminine gender is probably due to the influence of Zahl (number).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnʊmɐ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʊmɐ

Noun[edit]

Nummer f (genitive Nummer, plural Nummern, diminutive Nümmerchen n)

  1. number; see usage notes below
  2. issue (of a magazine, etc.)
  3. (slightly informal) size (of shoes or clothes)
  4. song; composition (chiefly of easy listening)
  5. act; stunt; shtick
  6. (colloquial) character (idiosyncratic person)
  7. (slang) sex; an instance of sexual intercourse

Usage notes[edit]

  • The German word for an abstract entity used to describe quantity, or a symbol thereof, is Zahl. A Zahl is only called a Nummer when it is used as a means of identification, e.g. in a ranking list, as a phone number, a model number, etc.

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Further reading[edit]

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

Luxembourgish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin numerus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Nummer f (plural Nummeren)

  1. number (of identification)
  2. telephone number
  3. issue, edition
  4. act, routine, performance
  5. size (of clothing)
  6. (colloquial) character (idiosyncratic person)

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