Erdapfel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ertapfel, erdapfel, ertöpfel, erdöpfel, ertaphel (mandrake, cucumber, pumpkin, melon), from Old High German erdapful, erdaphul (pumpkin, squash, melon), from Proto-West Germanic *erþapplu, equivalent to Erde (earth) +‎ Apfel (apple). Modern sense probably a calque of French pomme de terre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːɐ̯tˌʔa.p͡fl̩/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Erdapfel m (genitive Erdapfels, plural Erdäpfel)

  1. (Switzerland, Austria, Southern Germany, dialectal elsewhere) potato
    Synonyms: Kartoffel; see also Thesaurus:Kartoffel

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