Schneewittchen

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German[edit]

Schneewittchen

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German Sneewittken, compound of Snee (snow) and witt (white) with the diminutive ending -ken. The form has been only partially adapted to standard German; the expected form would be Schneeweißchen, which does indeed exist, albeit in an unrelated German tale called “Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌʃneːˈvɪt.çən/

Proper noun[edit]

Schneewittchen n (genitive Schneewittchens)

  1. Snow White (a German folktale)
    Schneewittchen gehört zu den bekanntesten deutschen Märchen.
    Snow White is one of the best-known German folktales.
  2. Snow White (the main character of this tale)
    Die böse Stiefmutter hasste Schneewittchen.
    The evil stepmother hated Snow White.

Noun[edit]

Schneewittchen n (genitive Schneewittchens, plural Schneewittchen)

  1. a girl or woman with black or dark brown hair and pale skin
    Im Winter bin ich ein richtiges Schneewittchen.
    During the winter I'm a real Snow White.