Himmel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German himel, from Old High German himil.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɪml̩], [ˈhɪməl]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Himmel m (genitive Himmels, plural Himmel)

  1. sky
    Synonym: Atmosphäre
    Coordinate term: Erde
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 76:
      Auf der breiten Waldstraße, im kühlen Herbstschatten der Tannen, durch die ein mattblauer Himmel schimmerte, begegneten sich die Freunde.
      On the broad forest road, in the cool autumn shadow of the fir trees, through which a pale blue sky was shimmering, the two friends met.
    • 1995, Christian Kracht, “Fünf”, in Faserland, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, published 2020, →ISBN:
      Der Himmel ist hier ganz anders. In Norddeutschland ist der Himmel riesengroß und erdrückt einen fast. Manchmal fällt es einem schwer, unter einem norddeutschen Himmel gescheit zu atmen.
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  2. heaven
    Synonyms: Paradies, Gottessort, Seelenwohnung
    Coordinate term: Hölle
  3. (bed) canopy
    Synonym: Betthimmel
  4. (automotive) headliner (interior fabric covering the roof of a vehicle)

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German himel, from Old High German himil.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Himmel m (plural Himmel)

  1. sky
    De Himmel is blau.
    The sky is blue.
  2. heaven
    Die Wowo wohnd jetz im Himmel.
    Grandma lives in heaven now.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German himel, from Old High German himil.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhimel/, [ˈhiməl]

Noun[edit]

Himmel m (plural Himmelen)

  1. sky
  2. heaven

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German himel, from Old High German himil. Compare German Himmel, Dutch hemel.

Noun[edit]

Himmel m (plural Himmle)

  1. heaven

Plautdietsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German hemmel

Noun[edit]

Himmel m (plural Himmels)

  1. sky
  2. heaven