Löffel

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Alemannic German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Zurich) IPA(key): /ˈløfːəl/

Noun[edit]

Löffel m (plural Löffel, diminutive Löffeli)

  1. spoon

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German leffel, from Old High German leffil, from Proto-Germanic *lapilaz (“spoon”), ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *lap- (to lick, to lap). See English to lap. Cognates include Dutch lepel, [1] Yiddish לעפֿל (lefl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlœfl̩/, /ˈlœfəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Löf‧fel

Noun[edit]

Löffel m (genitive Löffels, plural Löffel, diminutive Löffelchen n or Löfflein n or Löffellein n)

  1. spoon
  2. hare's ear

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Löffel”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

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