זייגער

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German seigære (“scales”, later also “clock”), derived from Middle High German seigen (to weigh), possibly related to sīgen (to sink), from Proto-Germanic *sīganą. Alternatively seigen may be derived from Latin exagium. Compare obsolete German Seiger (clock), Polish zegar (clock). Compare also German Zeiger (hand of a clock), which is unrelated but may have contributed to the semantic development.

Noun[edit]

זייגער (zeygerm, plural זייגערס(zeygers), diminutive זייגערל(zeygerl)

  1. clock (instrument to measure or keep track of time)
  2. o'clock, time (used in telling time)