Fibel

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin fībula.

Noun[edit]

Fibel f (genitive Fibel, plural Fibeln)

  1. fibula (ancient brooch)

Etymology 2[edit]

From a childish pronunciation of Bibel (bible). Such primers were originally based on passages from the Bible.

Noun[edit]

Fibel f (genitive Fibel, plural Fibeln)

  1. primer (an elementary book for teaching children to read and write)
  2. a textbook or manual on a specific topic