Kies

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See also: kies and Kieś

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Kis (Colognian Academy spelling)
  • Käs (eastern Moselle Franconian), Kes (rare compromise form)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kāsi.

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Kies m

  1. (Ripuarian, western Moselle Franconian) cheese
    e Röggelche met Kiesa rye roll with cheese (common snack in pubs)

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kiːs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːs

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German kis. Further etymology obscure. See Kiesel.

Noun[edit]

Kies m (strong, genitive Kieses, plural Kiese)

  1. gravel; shingle (small pebbles collectively)
    • 2010, Andreas Völkl , "Der Wassermann", Equilibrium, Rekreatur.
      Inmitten grün' und klaren, seichten Wogen, / Unter wiegend' Seegras, im Gesträuch tief verborgen, / Wo lehmig' Kies, zum Grund des See niedergeht, / Des im Wasser herrschend' Reich besteht.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. ore (technical language), containing sulphur or arsenic, being hard in consistency and hard to break apart, bright in color and with strong metallic brilliance
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Yiddish קיס(kis, pouch). Originally underworld slang.

Noun[edit]

Kies m (strong, genitive Kieses, no plural)

  1. (slang) dosh, dough
    Synonyms: Kohle, Moos, Pinke; see also Thesaurus:Geld

Further reading[edit]

  • Kies” in Duden online