ohne

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German āne(without), from Old High German āna, ānu, āno(without), from Proto-Germanic *ēnu, *ēnō(without), from Proto-Indo-European *anew, *enew(without). Cognate with Old Saxon āno(without), Old Frisian ōni(without), Old Norse án, ón(without), Ancient Greek ἄνευ(áneu, without), Gothic 𐌹𐌽𐌿(inu, without). The Gothic word stems from Proto-Germanic *inō, the other cognates stem from Proto-Germanic *ēnō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ohne

  1. (+accusative) without

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Adverb[edit]

ohne

  1. without
    Ich mag Fußball, aber ich kann auch ohne leben.
    I like soccer, but I could live without.

Usage notes[edit]

This is standard usage, but generally avoided in (very) formal style.