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Central FranconianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German regenboge, from Old High German reganbogo, from Proto-Germanic *regnabugô. Analysable as Rään (rain) +‎ Boge (bow). The -n- of the first component was lost early on (at a stage when such loss was restricted to positions before non-alveolar consonants, as it still is in Luxembourgish). Therefore, the word did not undergo the later contraction from *Räjen to Rään.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʀɛːjəˌbɔːɣə/

NounEdit

Räjeboge m (plural Räjeboge)

  1. (Ripuarian) rainbow