Margell

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German, from Old Prussian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Prussian) IPA(key): [marˈʝɛl] (as this is a dialectal word, there is no standard pronunciation)

Noun[edit]

Margell f (genitive Margell, plural Margellen, diminutive Margellchen n)

  1. (uncommon, dialectal, originally Prussia) a girl
    • 2004, Arno Surminski, Vaterland ohne Väter, page 294:
      Eine Margell, gerade mal zehn Jahre alt, sagte das Gedicht »Deutscher Rat« von Robert Reinick auf.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the spelling with j, an -s plural (Marjells) is also attested.

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Prussian) IPA(key): [marˈʝɛl]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Prussian mērgā(girl) or a related word; compare Lithuanian mergelė(girl).

Noun[edit]

Margell f (diminutive Margellke)

  1. (Low Prussian) girl