schil

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch schelle, schille, from Old Dutch *skella, from Proto-Germanic *skaljō. Cognate with Middle Low German schelle, English shell, Old Norse skel, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌰 (skalja).

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Noun[edit]

schil f (plural schillen, diminutive schilletje n)

  1. peel, rind, skin, bark
  2. crust (soil)
  3. shell (egg or mollusc)
  4. (obsolete) slice
  5. (obsolete) membrane covering the eye; used figuratively in the absolute plural (de schillen) for (mental) blindness

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Verb[edit]

schil

  1. first-person singular present indicative of schillen
  2. imperative of schillen