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Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German ōra.



Uhr n (plural Uhre, diminutive Ührche)

  1. (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian) ear
    Wann de schlääch hürs, wäsch der de Föß, datt der Dreck us de Uhre nohrötsch.
    Wash your feet if you can’t hear well, so that the dirt from your ears can slide down.
Alternative forms[edit]
  • Ohr (southern Moselle Franconian)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch ūre.


  • IPA(key): /uə̯/ (in some dialects distinguished from etymology 1 by tone)


Uhr f (plural Uhre, diminutive Ührche)

  1. (Ripuarian) watch; clock
  2. (Ripuarian) o'clock
Alternative forms[edit]
  • Ouher (Moselle Franconian)



Borrowed 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


Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Uhr in Duden online

German Low German[edit]


Uhr n (plural has not been set)

  1. Alternative spelling of Ur