Regen

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See also: regen, régen, and Ręgen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German regen, from Old High German regan, from Proto-West Germanic *regn, from Proto-Germanic *regną. Cognate with Yiddish רעגן(regn), Dutch regen, English rain, Danish regn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈreːɡən/, [ˈʁeː.ɡŋ̍], [-ɡən]
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Noun[edit]

Regen m (strong, genitive Regens, plural Regen)

  1. rain

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form is seldom used.

Declension[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Regen n (proper noun, genitive Regens or (optionally with an article) Regen)

  1. A town in Bavaria, Germany

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

der Regen m (proper noun, strong, usually definite, definite genitive des Regens)

  1. A river in Bavaria

Proper noun[edit]

Regen m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Regens or (with an article) Regen, feminine genitive Regen, plural Regens or Regen)

  1. A surname​.

Further reading[edit]

  • Regen” in Duden online
  • Regen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Regen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Friedrich Kluge (1883), “Regen”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

German Low German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Regen m (no plural)

  1. Alternative form of Ręgen (rain)