Drossel

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German[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʁɔsəl/, [ˈdʁɔsəl], [ˈdʁɔsl̩], [ˈd̥-]
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German droschel, from Old High German drōscala, from Proto-Germanic *þrustalǭ, possibly altered from or a diminutive of *þurstaz. The modern consonantism is Central and Low German (compare Middle Low German drōsle, from Old Saxon thrōsla). Compare archaic English throstle.

Noun[edit]

Drossel f (genitive Drossel, plural Drosseln)

  1. thrush (songbird of the family Turdidae)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German drozzel, from Old High German drozza. Akin to Old English þrote.

Noun[edit]

Drossel f (genitive Drossel, plural Drosseln)

  1. throttle (valve)
  2. (hunting) gorge of game
  3. (anatomy, archaic) throat
    Synonyms: Kehle, Gurgel
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