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See also: bau, báu, baú, bầu, bậu, and ba'u

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GermanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German , bou, from Old High German . The plural form Bauten is that of the related German Low German būte (building), from Middle Low German bûwete. The singular Baute did not catch on in standard German.

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NounEdit

Bau m (genitive Baus or Baues, plural Bauten or Baue)

  1. building, construction
  2. building site, construction site
  3. burrow (of an animal)
  4. (colloquial) prison, jail

Usage notesEdit

  • Nowadays, the plural Bauten is used in sense 1, meaning "buildings", while the plural Baue is used for sense 3, meaning "burrows".
  • The plural Bäue with umlaut is obsolete.

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Further readingEdit

  • Bau in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German . Cognate with German Bau, Dutch bouw, Swedish bo.

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NounEdit

Bau m (plural Bai)

  1. building
  2. building site

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