Uhr

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German ūre, which stems via Middle Dutch from Latin hōra (hour). Borrowed into Early Modern German, the word soon developed the sense “timing device”, not present in other languages. Compare Dutch uur, English hour, French heure.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Uhr f (genitive Uhr, plural Uhren)

  1. clock, watch (timing device)
  2. hour as a unit of clock time; o'clock
    Es ist vier Uhr.
    It is four o'clock.
    Es ist vier Uhr zwölf.
    It is twelve minutes past four.
  3. (in compounds) meter (a kind of measuring instrument, typically for water and gas consumption)
    Wasseruhrwater meter
    Gasuhrgas meter

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Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Uhr in Duden online

German Low German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Uhr n (plural has not been set)

  1. Alternative spelling of Ur