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See also: ofèn, Öfen, and of'en



  • IPA(key): /ˈoːfən/, [ˈoːfən], [ˈoːfn̩]
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  • Hyphenation: Ofen
  • Hyphenation: O‧fen (1996–2006)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German oven, from Old High German ofan, from Proto-West Germanic *ofn.


Ofen m (strong, genitive Ofens, plural Öfen, diminutive Öfchen n or Öflein n)

  1. oven (clipping of Backofen.)
  2. stove
    Synonym: Herd
  3. furnace
    Synonyms: Hochofen, Feuerofen
  4. kiln (clipping of Brennofen.)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ofen (furnace), a literal translation of the Hungarian name of neighbouring Pest, by conflation, from Old Church Slavonic пещь (peštĭ, furnace, oven).

Proper noun[edit]

Ofen n (proper noun, strong, genitive Ofens)

  1. (chiefly Austria) Buda, the western part of the Hungarian capital Budapest.
    Synonym: Buda

Further reading[edit]

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