See also: kran

GermanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German krane, from Old High German krano (crane), from Proto-West Germanic *kranō, from Proto-Germanic *kranô (crane).

The word was used metaphorically for the lifting device due to the similar appearance of the bird’s neck and head. This metaphorical use is first attested in Middle Dutch krane, and thence spread to several European languages (compare English crane, French grue). The sense “water tap” is restricted to a smaller territory (compare Dutch kraan, Luxembourgish Krunn).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʁaːn/
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  • Rhymes: -aːn

NounEdit

Kran m (genitive Krans or Kranes, plural Kräne)

  1. crane (a lifting device)
    Bei Sturm darf ein Kran nicht umfallen.
    A crane must not fall over in case of a storm.
  2. (regional, western Germany) water tap
    Der Kran in der Küche tropft.
    The water tap in the kitchen is dripping.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Crimean Tatar: kran
  • Luxembourgish: Kran
  • Polish: kran
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: кран
    Latin: kran

Further readingEdit

  • Kran” in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Kran. The originally Luxembourgish cognate is Krunn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Kran m (plural Kranen)

  1. crane (lifting machine)