[broun; German broun]
  1. E·va [ee-vuh; German ey-vah] /ˈi və; German ˈeɪ vɑ/, 1912–45, mistress of Adolf Hitler.
  2. Karl Fer·di·nand [kahrl fur-dn-and; German kahrl fer-dee-nahnt] /kɑrl ˈfɜr dnˌænd; German kɑrl ˈfɛr diˌnɑnt/, 1850–1918, German physicist and specialist in wireless telegraphy: Nobel Prize in Physics 1909.
  3. Wern·her von [vair-ner von, vur-, wur-; German ver-nuhr fuh n] /ˈvɛər nər vɒn, ˈvɜr-, ˈwɜr-; German ˈvɛr nər fən/, 1912–77, German rocket engineer, in U.S. after 1945. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. Eva (ˈeːfa). 1910–45, Adolf Hitler's mistress, whom he married shortly before their suicides in 1945
  2. 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
  3. See (Wernher) von Braun
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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).

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