Fixspoun

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Fixspéin

Etymology[edit]

From fix ‎(firm, fixed) +‎ Spoun ‎(shaving, chip, sliver (of wood)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiks.ʃpəʊ̯n/

Noun[edit]

Fixspoun m (plural Fixspéin)

  1. match, matchstick
    • 1991, Lëtzebuerger Beien-Zeitung, page 90:
      D'Beielarve gin normalerweis no der Verdeckelung futti, si schmëlzen zu enger bronger schläimiger Mass zesummen, déi e mat engem Fixspoun ewéi Läim aus der Zell erauszéie kann
      The bee larvae normally become damaged after the beating; they fuse together into a brown, slimy mass that one can extricate like glue from the cell with a match

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