Eichel

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German[edit]

Eine Eichel mit Knolle. — An acorn with its bulb.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German eichel, from Old High German eihhila. Eqivalent to Eiche (oak) +‎ -el.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯çl̩/
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Noun[edit]

Eichel f (genitive Eichel, plural Eicheln)

  1. acorn (fruit of an oak tree)
    Holonym: Eiche
    Hypernym: Frucht
  2. acorns (a suit in German and Swiss playing cards)
  3. glans (vascular body which forms the apex of the penis)

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

German suits in German · das Deutsche Blatt (layout · text)
Bay herz.svg Bay schellen.svg Bay gras.svg Bay eichel.svg
Herz, Rot Schellen Laub, Grün Eichel, Eckern

Further reading[edit]

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