See also: lowe and Lowe

German edit

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Alternative forms edit

  • Leu (archaic; poetic)

Etymology edit

From Middle High German lewe, löuwe, lauwe, from Old High German lewo, lēo, from Proto-West Germanic *lewo, *lēwo (lion). 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.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈløːvə/
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  • Hyphenation: Lö‧we

Noun edit

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

Declension edit

Hyponyms edit

Related terms edit

See also edit

Zodiac signs in German (layout · text)
Widder Stier Zwillinge Krebs
Löwe Jungfrau Waage Skorpion
Schütze Steinbock Wassermann Fische

Further reading edit

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