See also: lowe and Lowe


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Alternative formsEdit

  • Leu (archaic; poetic)


From Middle High German le(u)we, lö(u)we, from Old High German leo, lewo (both with various other variants), borrowed from Latin leō. The spelling -ew- in Middle High German generally represents a diphthong [øy̯(w)], and accordingly the expected form in Modern German is Leu(e) (cf. freuen). The form Löwe with a monophthong and consonantal -w- is most readily explained from a long-vowel variant lēwe, which would correspond to Dutch leeuw.


  • IPA(key): /ˈløːvə/
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Löwe m (weak, genitive Löwen, plural Löwen, diminutive Löwchen n, feminine Löwin)

  1. lion
  2. (heraldry) lion, as used on a coat of arms
  3. (astronomy, astrology, singular only, no female or feminine form) Leo



Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Zodiac signs in German (layout · text)
Widder ♈︎ Stier ♉︎ Zwillinge ♊︎ Krebs ♋︎
Löwe ♌︎ Jungfrau ♍︎ Waage ♎︎ Skorpion ♏︎
Schütze ♐︎ Steinbock ♑︎ Wassermann ♒︎ Fische ♓︎

Further readingEdit

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