Kloß

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See also: kloss

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Kloss (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, often also Luxembourg, South Tyrol)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German klōz, from Proto-Germanic *klautaz, ablaut form of Proto-Germanic *klūtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *glūdos. Related to Middle Low German klōt, Old Norse klútr (kerchief) (whence Danish klud), English clout, dialectal Russian глуда (gluda). Doublet of Cloud. More at cleat.

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Noun[edit]

Kloß m (genitive Kloßes, plural Klöße, diminutive Klößchen n)

  1. thickish lump
    Synonyms: Bällchen, Klumpen, Knubbel
  2. (cooking, especially northern and central Germany) dumpling
    Synonym: Knödel
  3. (informal, offensive) fatso; overweight person

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Descendants[edit]

  • Polish: kluska

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