Central FranconianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German ōra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Uhr n (plural Uhre, diminutive Ührche)

  1. (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian) ear
    Wann de schlääch hürs, wäsch der de Föß, datt der Dreck us de Uhre nohrötsch.
    Wash your feet if you can’t hear well, so that the dirt from your ears can slide down.
Alternative formsEdit
  • Ohr (southern Moselle Franconian)

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch ūre.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /uə̯/ (in some dialects distinguished from etymology 1 by tone)

NounEdit

Uhr f (plural Uhre, diminutive Ührche)

  1. (Ripuarian) watch; clock
  2. (Ripuarian) o'clock
Alternative formsEdit
  • Ouher (Moselle Franconian)

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • h (common abbreviation)

EtymologyEdit

From late Middle High German ūre, from Middle Low German ûre (hour), from Middle Dutch ure, from Old Dutch *ūra, from Latin hōra, from Ancient Greek ὥρα (hṓra), from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁- (year, season). The word was borrowed in the late 14th century when the diphthongization of -ū- into -ou-, -au- was already complete in most dialects; a shifted form exists, however, in dialects (compare Luxembourgish Auer). In German, the word early on developed the sense “timing device”, not present in other languages. Compare further Dutch uur, English hour, French heure.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Uhr f (genitive Uhr, plural Uhren)

  1. (invariable) hours, o'clock (indicates the time within a twelve- or twenty-four-hour period)
    Es ist vier Uhr.It is four o'clock.
    Es ist vier Uhr zwölf.It is twelve minutes past four.
    Wieviel Uhr ist es?What time is it?
  2. clock, watch (instrument used to measure or keep track of time)
    Meine Uhr geht nach.
    My watch is running slow.
  3. (in compounds) meter; gauge (a kind of measuring device, typically for water and gas consumption)
    Wasseruhrwater meter
    Gasuhrgas meter

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Uhr in Duden online

German Low GermanEdit

NounEdit

Uhr n (plural has not been set)

  1. Alternative spelling of Ur

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Uhr, Dutch uur.

NounEdit

Uhr f (plural Uhre)

  1. clock
  2. o'clock

Derived termsEdit