See also: baum and Bäum


Proper nounEdit


  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Hugo Baum (1866-1950).

Further readingEdit



From Middle High German boum, from Old High German boum, from Proto-West Germanic *baum, from Proto-Germanic *baumaz. Akin to Dutch boom, Low German Boom, West Frisian beam, English beam. Plural umlaut by proportional analogy with terms like Gast (guest) to Gäste (guests).


  • IPA(key): /baʊ̯m/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯m
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Baum m (genitive Baumes or Baums, plural Bäume, diminutive Bäumchen n or Bäumlein n or Bäumelein n)

  1. tree
    Vögel nisten gerne in Bäumen.Birds like to nest in trees.
    Bäume zählen zu den größten Lebensformen.
    Trees are one of the biggest life forms on the planet.
    Baum fällt!Timber! (literally, “Tree falling!”)
  2. (nautical) boom

Usage notesEdit

  • In German, one generally says: Er sitzt auf dem Baum (literally He’s sitting on the tree), and accordingly: Sie klettert auf den Baum (literally She’s climbing onto the tree). The construction with in (as in English) is not entirely impossible, but it is rare. There is a chance that it may be misunderstood as “inside a hollow tree trunk”.




Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Baum m or f (genitive Baums)

  1. A surname​.
  2. A German Jewish surname​.

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