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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German knouf, from Old High German knouf, from Proto-Germanic *knaupaz. Cognate with Dutch knoop. Also related with German Knopf, Dutch knop and further with German Knubbel, Dutch knobbel, English knob.

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Knauf m (genitive Knaufes or Knaufs, plural Knäufe)

  1. knob, doorknob, stud

Usage notesEdit

  • Though generally understood, the word is rare in some regions, including western Germany. Knopf or Türknopf is used instead.

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