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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.



Uhr f ‎(genitive Uhr, plural Uhren)

  1. (invariable) 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.
    Wieviel Uhr ist es?
    What time is it?
  2. clock, watch (timing device)
    Meine Uhr geht nach.
    My watch is running slow.
  3. (in compounds) meter (a kind of measuring instrument, typically for water and gas consumption)
    Wasseruhrwater meter
    Gasuhrgas meter


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External links[edit]

  • Uhr in Duden online

German Low German[edit]


Uhr n (plural has not been set)

  1. Alternative spelling of Ur