tegel

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Etymology[edit]

Latin tegula.

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tegel m (plural tegels, diminutive tegeltje n)

  1. tile

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Same as Icelandic tigl, Danish tegel, Old English tigele, English tile, Middle Low German tegel, German Ziegel, Latin tegula, a form of tegere (to cover) (a roof with tiles), relating to Swedish tak (roof) and täcka (to cover). Thus, it was first used for roof tiles, later for wall bricks.

Brick building was introduced in Scandinavia with the cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark (started in the 1170s), and later led to the "Brick Gothic" (Backsteingothik) in Scandinavia and Northern Germany.

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Noun[edit]

tegel n

  1. brick (burned clay, the material, used for roof tiles and bricks), tiles
    huset är gjort av tegel
    the house is made of brick
    taket är täckt med tegel
    the roof is covered with (brick, clay) tiles

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References[edit]

  • tegel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)