Onkel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French oncle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔŋkəl/
  • Hyphenation: On‧kel
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Onkel m (genitive Onkels, plural Onkel or Onkels)

  1. uncle
    Synonym: (archaic) Oheim

Usage notes[edit]

The most common plural is Onkel. The form Onkels is frequent in northern colloquial German and has become partly acceptable in standard usage (for example in prose, but not in elevated or official style).

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: onkel
  • Latvian: onkulis

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Onkel m (plural Onkel)

  1. uncle

Further reading[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔŋkəl/, [ˈɔŋkl̩]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Onkel, English uncle.

Noun[edit]

Onkel m (plural Onkel)

  1. uncle

Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Onkel m (plural Onkels)

  1. uncle

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian onkel, from Proto-Germanic *ankulaz.

Noun[edit]

Onkel m

  1. (anatomy) ankle