Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: mauer

Contents

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German mūra, from Latin mūrus (wall). Related to English mure.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Mauer f (genitive Mauer, plural Mauern, diminutive Mäuerchen n)

  1. a wall, usually one made of stone or concrete

Usage notesEdit

  • See Wand for notes on the distinction between Mauer and this sometimes interchangeable word.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mauer f (genitive Mauer)

  1. (always with definite article) the Berlin Wall
    Die Mauer muss weg!
    The Wall must fall!

Further readingEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German mūre, from Old High German māra, from Latin mūrus. Cognate with German Mauer, Dutch muur; also related to English mure (from the same Latin source via Old French).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Mauer f (plural Maueren)

  1. wall