Masche

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German maska, from a Proto-Germanic *maskwǭ.[1] Cognate with Old Saxon maska. More at mesh.

Noun[edit]

Masche f (genitive Masche, plural Maschen)

  1. mesh (e.g. in knitting, of a net).
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from the older meaning of “safety net, sling used for hunting”.

Noun[edit]

Masche f (genitive Masche, no plural)

  1. (colloquial) trick, scam, shtick
    Das ist ja ne tolle Masche.
    Now that’s a nice trick.
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