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Bauer

Bauer

English

Proper noun

Bauer

  1. A surname.

French

Proper noun

Bauer

  1. A surname.

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaʊ̯ɐ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯ɐ

Etymology 1

From Middle High German būre, gebūre, from Old High German būr, gibūr, gibūro, from Proto-Germanic *būraz. Compare English bower, boor, Dutch boer, buur.

Noun

Bauer m (genitive Bauern, plural Bauern)

  1. farmer, peasant, boor
  2. (chess) pawn
Usage notes
  • Bauer is a weak noun in the standard language, but is part of a group of nouns which have a stark tendency to be strong colloquially, so one will often hear dem Bauer instead of dem Bauern.
Declension
Synonyms
Related terms
Chess pieces in German · Schachfiguren, Schachsteine (layout · text)
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König Dame, Königin Turm Läufer Springer, Pferd, Ross, Rössel Bauer
Derived terms

Proper noun

Bauer ? (genitive Bauer)

  1. An occupational surname.

Etymology 2

From Middle High German būr, from Old High German būr.

Noun

Bauer n, m (genitive Bauers, plural Bauer)

  1. (archaic or regional) birdcage
Declension
Neuter gender
Masculine gender
Synonyms
  • Vogelkäfig m
  • Vogelbauer n, m
Derived terms
  • Vogelbauer m

Etymology 3

From bauen + -er.

Noun

Bauer m (genitive Bauers, plural Bauer)

  1. (almost exclusively in compounds) one who builds something
Declension
Derived terms

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German bū(w)āri; equivalent to bauen + -er.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæːʊ̯ɐ/

Noun

Bauer m (plural Baueren)

  1. farmer
  2. pawn (chess piece)

See also

Chess pieces in Luxembourgish · Schachfiguren (Schach + Figuren) (layout · text)
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Kinnek Damm Tuerm Leefer Sprénger Bauer