Zähre

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zære (tears), plural of zār m, a Central German variant of zaher, from Old High German zahar (tear), from Proto-Germanic *tahrą, from Proto-Indo-European *dáḱru-. Cognate with English tear, Danish tår, Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌲𐍂 (tagr). Possibly related to Träne.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsɛːʁə/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈtseːʁə/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: Zäh‧re

Noun[edit]

Zähre f (genitive Zähre, plural Zähren)

  1. (poetic, archaic to obsolete) tear (said of the eyes)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Zähre in Duden online
  • Zähre” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache