Handschuh

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hantschuoch, from Old High German hantscuoh, from Proto-Germanic [Term?]. Analysable as Hand (hand) +‎ Schuh (shoe). Older contractions see in Middle Low German hantsche, Luxembourgish Händsch. Further cognates include Middle Dutch hantsco (modern Dutch handschoen), Old Saxon handskōh, Old English Handscōh (attested as a name).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhantʃuː/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Handschuh m (genitive Handschuhs or Handschuhes, plural Handschuhe or Handschuh)

  1. glove
  2. mitten, mitt
  3. gauntlet

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Handschuhe. The unchanged plural Handschuh is archaic in writing but still common in the vernacular.

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