Eisbein

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German īsbein, in which īs- is probably Latin ischia (hipbones). It seems, however, early to have been associated with īs (ice) and to have denoted long bones used to make sleigh skids. In the contemporary sense the word stems from German Low German and remains regional (compare Middle Low German and Old Saxon īsbēn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯sˌbaɪ̯n/
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Noun[edit]

Eisbein n (genitive Eisbeins or Eisbeines, plural Eisbeine)

  1. (regional, northern and central Germany, cooking) pork knuckle

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