Knoblauch

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German knobelouch, with dissimilation from Old High German chlobalouh (literally clove-leek); compare klieben (cleave) and Lauch (leek). The dissimilated kl- was adapted to the large group of terms for thick objects beginning with kn- (cf. Knopf, Knoten, Knolle, etc.). The same in Dutch knoflook.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈknoːpˌlaʊ̯x/ (official standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈknɔpˌlaʊ̯x/
  • IPA(key): /ˈknoːˌblaʊ̯x/ (more common)
  • Hyphenation: Knob‧lauch
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Noun[edit]

Knoblauch m (genitive Knoblauches or Knoblauchs, no plural)

  1. garlic

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