See also: krebs and krebs'

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

As a German, Alemannic German, and occasionally Danish surname, from the noun Krebs (crab).

Proper nounEdit

Krebs (countable and uncountable, plural Krebs or Krebses)

  1. (countable) A surname from German.
  2. A city in Oklahoma, United States

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German krebz, krebez, krebeze, from Old High German crebiz, krebiz, from Proto-West Germanic *krabit, from Proto-Germanic *krabitaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gerbʰ- (to scratch), see also Old Prussian gīrbin (number), Old Church Slavonic жрѣбии (žrěbii, lot, tallymark), Ancient Greek γράφειν (gráphein, to scratch, etch), Dutch kreeft.

The sense cancer is a semantic loan from Latin cancer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kʁeːps/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /kʁɛps/ (regionally, chiefly western German)
  • (file)

NounEdit

Krebs m (strong, genitive Krebses, plural Krebse)

  1. crustacean, crab, crayfish
  2. cancer (disease)
  3. (astronomy, astrology) Cancer

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DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: krebs
  • German Low German: Krebs
  • Norwegian Bokmål: kreps
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kreps
  • Saterland Frisian: Krääps
  • Scanian: krævs

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German krebz, krebez, krebeze, from Old High German crebiz, krebiz, from Proto-West Germanic *krabit.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Krebs m (plural Krebs)

  1. crab
  2. cancer

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