GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ecke, from Old High German ecka, from Proto-West Germanic *aggju, from Proto-Germanic *agjō. Compare English edge.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛkə/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Ecke f (genitive Ecke, plural Ecken, diminutive Eckchen n)

  1. corner, edge
    Der Tisch steht in der Ecke.The table stands in the corner.
  2. a roughly triangular or quadrangular piece of something
    Gib mir mal eine kleine Ecke von dem Kuchen.
    Give me a small piece of the cake, please.
  3. (chiefly colloquial) region; area; neighbourhood
    Ihr wohnt ja hier in ’ner ganz netten Ecke.
    You guys live in a nice area around here.
  4. (graph theory) vertex, node
    Synonym: Knoten
  5. (sports) corner, corner kick
    Synonyms: Eckball, Eckstoß

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Further readingEdit

  • Ecke” in Duden online
  • Ecke” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

NounEdit

Ecke

  1. plural of Eck