Raupe

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From northern Middle High German rūpe, from Middle Low German rūpe, itself perhaps from Proto-Germanic *rūpō and then probably related with *raupijaną, whence German raufen (to pluck, pick, harvest). Cognate with Middle Dutch rupe, whence dialectal Dutch ruip. Also related with standard Dutch rups.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁaʊ̯pə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Rau‧pe

Noun[edit]

Raupe f (genitive Raupe, plural Raupen, diminutive Räupchen n or Räuplein n)

  1. caterpillar (larva)
  2. Short for Planierraupe (caterpillar or caterpillar tractor).

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Further reading[edit]

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