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See also: laufer and łaufer

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Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German löufer (runner), from Old High German loufāri. Cognate to German Läufer, Dutch loper, English leaper, Swedish löpare.

NounEdit

Läufer m

  1. (Uri) moveable casement

ReferencesEdit

  • “Läufer” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co., page 29.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German löufer, loufer, löufære, loufære, from Old High German loufāri, loupfāri, equivalent to laufen +‎ -er. Compare Dutch loper, English leaper.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔɪ̯fɐ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Läufer m (genitive Läufers, plural Läufer, female Läuferin)

  1. agent noun of laufen; runner (someone who runs)
  2. runner (strip of fabric used to decorate a table)
  3. runner (narrow long carpet)
  4. (chess) bishop

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Related termsEdit

Chess pieces in German · Schachfiguren, Schachsteine (layout · text)
           
König Dame, Königin Turm Läufer Springer, Pferd, Ross, Rössel Bauer

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