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Bauer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Bauer (farmer).

Proper nounEdit

Bauer

  1. A surname​.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German būre, gebūre, from Old High German būr, gibūr, gibūro, from Proto-Germanic *būraz. Compare English bower, boor, Dutch boer, buur.

NounEdit

Bauer m (genitive Bauern, plural Bauern)

  1. farmer, peasant, boor
  2. (chess) pawn
Usage notesEdit
  • Bauer is a weak noun in the standard language, but is part of a group of nouns which have a stark tendency to be strong colloquially, so one will often hear dem Bauer instead of dem Bauern.
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Proper nounEdit

Bauer ? (genitive Bauers)

  1. An occupational surname​.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle High German būr, from Old High German būr.

NounEdit

Bauer n, m (genitive Bauers, plural Bauer)

  1. (archaic or regional) birdcage
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Neuter gender
Masculine gender
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Etymology 3Edit

From bauen +‎ -er.

NounEdit

Bauer m (genitive Bauers, plural Bauer)

  1. (almost exclusively in compounds) one who builds something
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LuxembourgishEdit

NounEdit

Bauer m (plural Baueren)

  1. farmer
  2. pawn (chess piece)

See alsoEdit