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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German, from the meaning of “narrow mark” or “closed wound”, related to the Proto-Germanic root (compare *narwaz) of English narrow, Dutch naar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaʁbə/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːbə/ (common; especially northern and central Germany)
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  • Homophone: Nabe (nonstandard)
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NounEdit

Narbe f (genitive Narbe, plural Narben)

  1. scar
  2. (botany) stigma
  3. (botany) sod, turf, sward (the upper part/the surface of a lawn)
    Synonym: Grasnarbe

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