Linse

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See also: linse and lìnsè

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German linse, from Old High German linsa, likely a borrowing from an unidentified source.

Compare Latin lēns, Lithuanian lęšis, and Old Church Slavonic лѧща (lęšta) sounding too similar for a coincidence, however different enough to prohibit reconstruction of a common PIE protoform.

If ultimately a non-IE loanword, locating the source is virtually impossible because cultivation of lentil was widespread in the region since the Neolithic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪnzə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Linse f (genitive Linse, plural Linsen)

  1. (optics) lens
  2. (botany or foods) lentil

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