Egel

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German egel(e) (f.), from Old High German egala (8th c.), from Proto-Germanic *egalaz, diminutive of Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷʰ- ‘snake’ (compare Welsh euod ‘sheepworm’, Ancient Greek ἔχις (ékhis) ~ ὄφις (óphis), Armenian իժ ( )). Cognate to Dutch echel (leech).

Noun[edit]

Egel m (genitive Egels, plural Egel)

  1. leech

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External links[edit]

  • Egel in Duden online