Fessel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vezzel, Old High German fezzil (band for fastening and holding the sword). Cognate with Old Norse fetell (band, bandage, sword-belt), Old English fetel (sword-belt).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Fessel f (genitive Fessel, plural Fesseln)

  1. fetter, shackle
  2. pastern

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fessel in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891