schmelzen

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German smelzan, from Proto-Germanic *smeltaną; akin to Old Saxon smeltan. Cognate with English smelt, Danish smelte, Dutch smelten, Low German smölten. Through the meaning of soften: compare Old Church Slavonic младъ (mladŭ) (whence младость (mladostĭ, softness)), Latin mollis (soft).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃmɛltsn̩/, /ˈʃmɛltsən/

Verb[edit]

schmelzen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present schmilzt, past tense schmolz, past participle geschmolzen, past subjunctive schmölze, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to melt; to liquefy
  2. (transitive, metallurgy, auxiliary: “haben”) to smelt; to fuse
  3. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to melt; to liquefy
  4. (intransitive, figuratively, auxiliary: “sein”) to dwindle; to melt away

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