Ufer

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German uover, from Proto-Germanic *ōferaz. Cognate with Dutch oever (shore, riverbank), English over (shore, riverbank), Low German Över (shore, riverbank).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔuːfɐ/
  • Hyphenation: Ufer

Noun[edit]

Ufer n (genitive Ufers, plural Ufer)

  1. shore, shoreline
    • 1913, Walther Kabel, Ein gefährliches Abenteuer, Georg E. Nagel, p. 4:
      Die See lag wie ein Spiegel da, und nur hin und wieder rauschte eine Brandungswelle gegen das sandige Ufer.
      The sea lay there like a mirror, and only now and then a breaking wave swept against the sandy shore.
  2. (of a river) bank

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ufer in Duden online