Himmel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German himil, from Proto-Germanic (Continental West Germanic) *himilaz from Proto-Germanic *himinaz. Cognate with Dutch hemel and English heaven.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Himmel m (genitive Himmels, plural Himmel)

  1. sky
    Antonym: 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.
  2. heaven
    Antonym: 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 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 Old High German himil, from Proto-Germanic *himilaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhimel/, [ˈhiməl]

Noun[edit]

Himmel m (plural Himmelen)

  1. sky
  2. heaven

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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