Geiss

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See also: Geiß and géiss

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German geiz, from Proto-Germanic *gaits, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰayd-. Cognate with German Geiß, Dutch geit, English goat, Icelandic geit, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍄𐍃 (gaits); and with Latin haedus (kid).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Alsatian) IPA(key): /ɡais/, /kais/

Noun[edit]

Geiss f

  1. (Alsatian, Uri) goat
  2. (Uri) she-goat

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & Co. p. 28: "gæıss f. Ziege", p. 51: "gæıss Ziege"

German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Geiss f (genitive Geiss, plural Geissen, diminutive Geisslein n)

  1. Switzerland and Liechtenstein standard spelling of Geiß.