Messer

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛsɐ/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German messer, mezzer, from Old High German mezzeres, mezzirahs, mezzisahs (knife), from Proto-West Germanic *matisahs (knife used for cutting food).

Noun[edit]

Messer n (genitive Messers, plural Messer, diminutive Messerchen n or Messerlein n)

  1. knife
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb messen.

Noun[edit]

Messer m (genitive Messers, plural Messer)

  1. agent noun of messen
    1. measurer, surveyor
    2. gauge, meter
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Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

Messer n (plural Messer or Messre, diminutive Messerche)

  1. knife

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

Messer m (plural Messer)

  1. gauge, meter

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Messer n (plural Messeren, diminutive Messerchen)

  1. knife

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Messer, Dutch mes.

Noun[edit]

Messer n (plural Messer)

  1. knife