Kohl

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German kōlo.

Noun[edit]

Kohl m ‎(genitive Kohls or Kohles, plural Kohle)

  1. cabbage (plant of the genus Brassica)

Synonyms[edit]

  • Kraut (synonymous in southern regions only)
Derived terms[edit]

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 Kohls or Kohles, no plural)

  1. (possibly dated) nonsense; idle talk
Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Kohl in Duden online