Hummel

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See also: hummel and hümmel

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German humbel, hummel, from Old High German humbal, humbala, humbalo. Cognate with Dutch hommel, Danish humlebi, Swedish humla. Eventually probably onomatopoeic and related with English hum.

Compare English bumblebee, which has Middle English bombeln ("to buzz") as its first element.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʊməl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Hummel f (genitive Hummel, plural Hummeln)

  1. bumblebee

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Proper noun[edit]

Hummel m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Hummels or (with an article) Hummel, feminine genitive Hummel, plural Hummels or Hummel)

  1. a surname

Further reading[edit]

  • Hummel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache