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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hūfe, from Old High German hūfo, from Proto-Germanic *hūpô, whence also Middle Low German hūpe. A related form was Middle and Old High German houf, from Proto-Germanic *haupaz, whence Old Dutch houph (modern Dutch hoop), Old Saxon hōp, Old English hēap (modern English heap). The vowels of both forms merged regularly in Modern Standard German -au-, but the ending -en in the modern word shows that it continues the weak Old High German hūfo, which was predominant in most of High German.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaʊ̯fən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Hau‧fen

NounEdit

Haufen m ‎(genitive Haufens, plural Haufen, diminutive Häufchen n or Häuflein n)

  1. heap, hive, pile
  2. crowd, lot, group
  3. dog feces

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