Messer

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German messer, mezzer, from Old High German mezzeres, mezzirahs, mezzisahs (knife), from Proto-Germanic *matisahsą (knife), from *matiz (food) + *sahsą (knife, dagger). Cognate with Old Saxon metisahs, mezas (knife), West Frisian mês, Dutch mes (knife), Old English meteseax (knife). See also meat, sax.

Noun[edit]

Messer n (genitive Messers, plural Messer)

  1. knife
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb messen

Noun[edit]

Messer m (genitive Messers, plural Messer)

  1. measurer, surveyor
  2. gauge, meter
Derived terms[edit]

Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Messer n (plural Messeren)

  1. knife