German edit

Alternative forms edit

  • Inwohner (archaic except in regional and historic senses)

Etymology edit

Alteration of older Inwohner, from Middle High German inwoner, innewoner. Equivalent to inne- / ein- +‎ wohnen +‎ -er. Compare the verb innewohnen and Dutch inwoner.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯nˌvoːnər/, [ˈʔaɪ̯nˌvoː.nɐ], [-ˌʋoː-]
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Noun edit

Einwohner m (strong, genitive Einwohners, plural Einwohner, feminine Einwohnerin)

  1. inhabitant (anyone who lives or dwells in something, especially a country, region, settlement)
    Synonym: (preferred with houses, institutions) Bewohner
    Diese Stadt hat 50.000 Einwohner.
    This town has 50,000 inhabitants.
  2. (generally obsolete, still biblical) an inhabitant without the full rights of a citizen; now used in the form Inwohner in historic terminology
    Antonym: Bürger
    • Lutherbibel, 1. Mose 23:4
      Ich bin ein Fremder und Einwohner bei euch.
      I am a stranger and sojourner among you.

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Further reading edit

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