Egel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German egel(e), from Old High German egala (8th c.), from Proto-West Germanic *egalu. Cognate to Dutch echel. Further related with Ancient Greek ἔχις (ékhis), Armenian իժ ().

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːɡəl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Egel m (strong, genitive Egels, plural Egel)

  1. leech

Usage notes[edit]

  • Most often used in the pleonastic compound Blutegel (literally blood-leech).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Egel” in Duden online
  • Egel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache