See also: auge and augé


Äußerlich sichtbare Teile eines menschlichen Auges
Externally visible parts of a human eye.

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  • Aug (non-standard nowadays)


From Middle High German ouge, from Old High German ouga, from Proto-Germanic *augô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see). Modern cognates include Alemannic German Aug, Bavarian Aug, Dutch oog, English eye, Icelandic auga, Swedish öga.


  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯ɡə/
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Auge n (mixed, genitive Auges, plural Augen, diminutive Äugelchen n or Äuglein n or Äugelein n)

  1. (anatomy) eye
  2. (on plants, esp. potatoes, grapevines and fruit trees) germ, bud; eye (potato)
  3. (on dice) dot, pip, spot
  4. (of a cyclonic storm) eye
  5. (on the surface of liquids, e.g. soup) drop or globule of grease or fat
    Synonym: Fettauge


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