Esel

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See also: esel and æsel

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German esil, from Proto-Germanic *asiluz, a borrowing from Late Latin asellus.

Noun[edit]

Esel m

  1. (Uri) ass, donkey

References[edit]

  • “Esel” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co., page 76.

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German esel, from Old High German esil, from late Proto-Germanic *asiluz, which is borrowed from Late Latin asellus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔeːzl̩/
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Noun[edit]

Esel m (genitive Esels, plural Esel, diminutive Eselchen n or Eselein n, female Eselin)

  1. ass, donkey

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Estonian: eesel (or from Middle Low German)
  • Lower Sorbian: ezel
  • Tok Pisin: esel

Further reading[edit]

  • Esel in Duden online

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Esel, Dutch ezel.

Noun[edit]

Esel m (plural Esel)

  1. ass, mule

Synonyms[edit]