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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