Muul

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See also: muul and Müul

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mūl, from Proto-Germanic *mūlą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Muul n (plural Müüler, diminutive Müüli)

  1. mouth
    • 1903, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
      Was meint er eigetlich […]? Mi dörfi nit's Mul uftue?
      What did he mean earlier? That you shouldn't open your mouth?
  2. (Uri) maw (mouth of an animal)

References[edit]

  • “Muul” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co., page 38.

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Moul (Moselle Franconian)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /muːl/ (but some of the nouns may be distinguished by tone)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German mūle, from Old High German mūla, from Proto-Germanic *mūlō.

Noun[edit]

Muul f (plural Muule, diminutive Müülche)

  1. (Ripuarian) mouth of a person
    Synonyms: Mond, Monk (both rare)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German mūl, from Old High German *mūl, from Proto-Germanic *mūlą.

Noun[edit]

Muul n (plural Müüler, diminutive Müülche)

  1. (Ripuarian) mouth of an animal; snout; muzzle

Etymology 3[edit]

From French mule, probably via Middle Dutch mule, muyle.

Noun[edit]

Muul f (plural Muule)

  1. (western Ripuarian) slipper

German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German mûl, from Old Saxon *mūl, from Proto-Germanic *mūlą.

Noun[edit]

Muul n (plural Mulen)

  1. mouth
  2. muzzle