Kohl

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German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German kōlo.

Noun[edit]

Kohl m (genitive Kohles or Kohls, plural Kohle)

  1. cabbage (plant of the genus Brassica)
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
  • Kraut (synonymous in southern regions only)
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Proper noun[edit]

Kohl ? (genitive Kohl)

  1. An occupational surname for a grower or seller of cabbages.

Etymology 2[edit]

Unclear. Several possibilities have been suggested, including derivation from Romani and derivation from Hebrew קוֹל(qōl, voice). But compare western German Kappes meaning both “cabbage” and “nonsense”, though the second meaning might also be a loan translation of Kohl.

Noun[edit]

Kohl m (genitive Kohles or Kohls, no plural)

  1. (possibly dated) nonsense; idle talk
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Further reading[edit]

  • Kohl in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kohl f (plural Kohle)

  1. coal

Noun[edit]

Kohl m

  1. cabbage

Further reading[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Kohle, Dutch kool, English coal.

Noun[edit]

Kohl f (plural Kohle)

  1. coal