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[broun; German broun] /braʊn; German braʊn/
[ee-vuh;; German ey-vah] /ˈi və;; German ˈeɪ vɑ/ (Show IPA),
1912–45, mistress of Adolf Hitler.
Karl Ferdinand
[kahrl fur-dn-and;; German kahrl fer-dee-nahnt] /kɑrl ˈfɜr dnˌænd;; German kɑrl ˈfɛr diˌnɑnt/ (Show IPA),
1850–1918, German physicist and specialist in wireless telegraphy: Nobel Prize in Physics 1909.
Wernher von
[vair-ner von,, vur-,, wur-;; German ver-nuh r fuh n] /ˈvɛər nər vɒn,, ˈvɜr-,, ˈwɜr-;; German ˈvɛr nər fən/ (Show IPA),
1912–77, German rocket engineer, in U.S. after 1945. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yetta started to say, "I did," but Braun kicked her unobtrusively and she kept still.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • Braun said, interestedly, "How do you put your advantage to work?"

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • Braun launched a blow that hurt, but Haney sent him reeling back.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • It was only when he opened his mouth that One-Shot Braun was in the suit with him.

    One-Shot James Benjamin Blish
  • And turning to the stenographer, told her to ask Mr. Braun to come to her flat for dinner.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for Braun


/German braun/
Eva (ˈeːfa). 1910–45, Adolf Hitler's mistress, whom he married shortly before their suicides in 1945
Karl Ferdinand. 1850–1918, German physicist, who invented crystal diodes (leading to the development of crystal radio) and the oscilloscope. He shared the Nobel prize for physics (1909) with Marconi
See (Wernher) von Braun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Braun

German manufacturing company, named for founder Max Braun, mechanical engineer in Frankfurt am Main (1921).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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