See also: flur and flùr



Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German vluor, from Old High German fluor, from Proto-Germanic *flōraz. The word chiefly meant “arable land” in High German (see etymology 2). The modern sense was influenced or reinforced by Middle Low German vlōr. Cognate with Dutch vloer, English floor (from Old English flōr).


Flur m (genitive Flurs or Flures, plural Flure)

  1. hall, hallway, corridor, stairwell
    Wir warten im Flur.
    We're waiting in the hallway.
    Sie wohnen auf demselben Flur.
    They live on the same corridor.
Usage notesEdit
  • Flur can refer both to a part of a house that connects different units, and to a part of an apartment that connects different rooms. The former can be specified as Hausflur, the latter can be specified as Diele, Korridor, or Wohnungsflur.
  • Unlike its English cognate floor, the German word means neither “storey” nor “ground”.
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Etymology 2Edit

The same as etymology 1, but secondarily distinguished per feminine gender. Modern Flur (f.) continues the original High German sense of the word.


Flur f (genitive Flur, plural Fluren)

  1. (now chiefly in compounds and idioms) farmland; field or lea, heath
    durch Wald und Flur
    through forest and field
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Further readingEdit

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