Fels

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German[edit]

Ein Fels

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vels, from Old High German felis, from Proto-West Germanic *falis, from Proto-Germanic *falisaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pels-, *pelis- (rock, cliff).

Compare Old Norse fjall (rock, mountain), Ancient Greek πέλλα (pélla, stone), Middle Irish all (cliff). The variant Felsen emerged from the oblique cases.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛls/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Fels m (mixed or weak, genitive Felses or Felsen or Felsens, plural Felsen)

  1. rock

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Fels” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vels, from Old High German felis, from Proto-West Germanic *falis, from Proto-Germanic *falisaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pels-, *pelis- (rock, cliff). Compare German Fels.

Noun[edit]

Fels m (plural Felse)

  1. rock