Juwel

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Etymology[edit]

From late Middle Dutch jueel and its modern Dutch continuation juweel. The Dutch words is borrowed from Old French jüel.

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Noun[edit]

Juwel n, m (genitive Juwels, plural Juwelen or Juwele)

  1. gem, jewel (precious stone)
  2. jewel, piece of jewellery
  3. anything very precious
  4. a precious, irreplaceable person

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is chiefly neuter, but masculine usage is also heard.
  • The normal plural is Juwelen. The form Juwele is often used for the sense “precious person”, rarely in the other senses.

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