Kolben

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Kolbe (archaic in the written standard)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kolbe (club), from Old High German kolbo, cholpo, from Proto-West Germanic *kolbō, extension of Proto-Germanic *kulbaz (round object), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (to form into a ball).[1] Cognate with Dutch kolf, whence probably English golf.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔlbən/, [ˈkɔlbn̩], [ˈkɔlbm̩]
  • Hyphenation: Kol‧ben
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kolben m (strong, genitive Kolbens, plural Kolben, diminutive Kölbchen n)

  1. (archaic in the literal sense, but understood as a shape) club, beetle
    Synonyms: Keule, Knüttel
  2. (weaponry) butt of a rifle
  3. (mechanics) piston
  4. (botany) spadix
    Synonym: Spadix
  5. (botany) spike (of Typha)
  6. (sciences) flask

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “kulba(n)”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 309

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