Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • sivve (Moselle Franconian, westernmost and easternmost Ripuarian)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German sibun, from Proto-Germanic *sebun, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥. The regular Central Franconian form is sivve. The form with -bb- is based on standard German sieben. According to its limited geographical range, it must have spread from Cologne and is probably more recent than the (also non-native) forms fönnef (five) and sechs (six).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

sibbe

  1. (most dialects of Ripuarian) seven

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch sibbe. Ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *sibbju. Cognate to English sib and German Sippe.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

sibbe f (plural sibbes)

  1. (archaic) kinship, especially by blood
    Synonyms: verwantschap, bloedverwantschap
  2. (archaic) (extended) family
    Synonym: familie

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