Klotz

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Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kloz, from Proto-West Germanic *klott.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Klotz m (plural Klötz or Klätz, diminutive Klötzje or Klätzche)

  1. (most dialects) block, log, chunk (piece of a hard material)
  2. (most dialects) ball in ninepins

Noun[edit]

Klotz n (plural Klötzer or Klätzer, diminutive Klötzje or Klätzche)

  1. (most dialects) ball, lump, clot (solidified piece of a soft material)
    Synonyms: Klomp(e), Knubbel
  2. (most dialects) testicle
    Synonym: Ei

Usage notes[edit]

  • The inflections with -ö- are Ripuarian, those with -ä- are Moselle Franconian.
  • The above-described semantic distinction between masculine and neuter forms may not be strictly followed in all dialects. Today, especially, the diminutive tends to replace the neuter noun and its senses.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kloz (stump; ball), from Old High German kloz (stump; ball), from Proto-West Germanic *klott; related to German Kloß (lump), both ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gel-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /klɔt͡s/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Klotz m (strong, genitive Klotzes, plural Klötze, diminutive Klötzchen n or Klötzlein n)

  1. block, log, chunk (piece of a hard material, especially wood, either unshaped or square-cut)
  2. (informal) klutz (slow-witted, clumsy, lethargic person)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Lithuanian: klucus
  • Polish: kloc

Further reading[edit]

Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Klotz m (plural Kjlaz)

  1. block