See also: boden and Böden

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Boden

  1. An English surname common in Shropshire and the West Midlands area of central England.
  2. A town and municipality of Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German boden, bodem, from Old High German bodam, from Proto-Germanic *budm-, a variant of *butmaz (whence English bottom, which see for more), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn. Cognate with English bottom, Dutch bodem, Hunsrik Boddem. Doublet of Bodden, a loanword from Low German.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈboːdn̩/
  • Rhymes: -oːdn̩
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NounEdit

Boden m (strong, genitive Bodens, plural Böden)

  1. (uncountable) ground, soil
    heiliger Bodenhallowed ground
    • 2021 March 10, Jack McGovan, “Autoreifen aus Löwenzahn - eine ökologische Alternative?”, in Deutsche Welle[1] (article), retrieved 1 July 2022:
      Russischer Löwenzahn gedeiht auch auf kargen, nährstoffarmen Böden, so dass sein Anbau nicht mit landwirtschaftlicher Nutzfläche konkurriert.
      2021 March 10, Jack McGovan, Could rubber from dandelions make tires more sustainable?, in Deutsche Welle [2] (article), retrieved 1 July 2022:
      The Russian dandelion can also be grown on relatively poor soils, meaning it doesn't have to compete with agriculture.
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 28/2010, page 70:
      Die erste Staatspleite auf europäischem Boden seit Jahrzehnten konnte nur verhindert werden, weil die übrigen Länder der Euro-Zone dem strauchelnden Mitglied mit Milliarden-Krediten beisprangen.
      The first state bankruptcy on European soil for decades could only be avoided because the remaining countries of the Eurozone came to the stumbling member's assistance with billions in credit.
  2. (uncountable) sea bottom (typically called Meeresboden)
  3. (countable) any defined type of soil
  4. (countable) floor
  5. (countable) attic, garret, loft
  6. (countable, colloquial) flooring, floor cover (often used in this sense in compound nouns: Teppichboden, Parkettboden)

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Further readingEdit

  • Boden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Boden” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Boden” in Duden online

SwedishEdit

 
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Boden n (genitive Bodens)

  1. A town and municipality of Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden

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