zedel

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Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin schedula. Loaned by the later 13th century in the original feminine, but by the early 14th century also occasionally used in the masculine, and by the 15th century also in the neuter gender.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • zedele
  • zetel
  • zeddel (Central German)
  • zettel (15th c. Upper German)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zedel f (zedel m, zedel n)

  1. strip of paper
    1314 ein niuwe zedel lanc nam sie ûȥ einem schrîn ("she took a new, long strip of paper from a shrine") Johann von Würzburg, Wilhelm von Österreich, ed. E. Regel, Berlin 1906, line 17b.
    1411 ich bedorft gar ainer langen zedel, solt ich sagen, wie ("if I had to explain the how, I would be in need of a very long strip of paper") Hans Vintler, Blumen der Tugend, ed. I. V. Zingerle, Innsbruck, 1874, line 6668.
    1471 er vorsigillîrte die zedelen alle drîe ("he signed on all three pages") Heinrich Steinhowel, Apollonius von Tyrus ed. Schröder, Leipzig (1872), 41,34.
  2. written record, memory
    c. 1270: daȥ er des menschen sünden tilget ab der zedele ("that he may erase the sins of man from the record") Der jüngere Titurel ed. K. A. Hahn, Quedlinburg/Leipzig, 1842, line 330.
    14th century: ach minne, lieb mich der zarten edelen in ires herzen zedelen ("ah, love, let me be pleasing to the tender, noble one in her heart's pages") Die Minneburg ed. H. Pyritz, Berlin 1950, 23b.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • G.F. Benecke, W. Müller, F. Zarncke, Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch , Leipzig, 1854–1861 (reprinted 1866, 1963, 1990), III. 860a.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

zedel (plural zedels)

  1. noon, midday

Declension[edit]