See also: klaue

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklaʊ̯ə/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German klawe, from Old High German klāwa, from Proto-Germanic *klawō. Compare Dutch klauw, English claw, Danish klo.

NounEdit

Klaue f (genitive Klaue, plural Klauen)

  1. claw, talon
    Synonym: Kralle
  2. cloven hoof
  3. (figuratively, chiefly in the plural) control
    den Klauen des Todes entweichen(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    jemanden in den Klauen haben(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    jemandem in die Klauen fallen(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  4. (slang, chiefly derogatory, figuratively) hand
    Synonyms: Kralle, Flosse, Pfote
    Nimm deine schmutzigen Klauen weg!(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  5. (slang, derogatory) chicken scratch (poor handwriting)
    Synonym: Sauklaue
  6. part of hook-like shape, especially with the purpose of grasping, gripping
    1. triangular recess at the junction of two beams
    2. a projection on a machine part which, when engaged or engaged in a correspondingly shaped recess in another machine part, makes a detachable connection with the latter
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from klauen

NounEdit

Klaue f (genitive Klaue, no plural)

  1. stealing
    auf Klaue gehen(please add an English translation of this usage example)
DeclensionEdit

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