Klette

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German klette, from Old High German kletta f, kletto m, from Proto-Indo-European *gleyt- (to cling to, cleave, stick), from *gley-. Cognate with Old Saxon kledda f, kleddo m and Middle Low German klette. Related to klettern (to climb) and Kleid (dress), also Middle Dutch clisse, Dutch klis, Old English cliþe, clāte and English clote (burdock).

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Klette f (genitive Klette, plural Kletten)

  1. burdock
  2. a burr (a seed pod with sharp features that stick in fur or clothing)
  3. (figuratively) a clingy person

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