Rumpelstilzchen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Believed to derive from an old children's game called Rumpele stilt oder der Poppart, which was mentioned in Johann Fischart's Geschichtklitterung, or Gargantua of 1577, a loose adaptation of Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʀʊmpl̩ʃtiːlt͡sçn̩/, /ʀʊmpl̩ʃtiːlt͡sçən/

Proper noun[edit]

Rumpelstilzchen n

  1. Rumpelstiltskin