Onkel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French oncle.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Onkel m (genitive Onkels, plural Onkel or Onkels)

  1. uncle

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).

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian onkel, from Proto-Germanic *ankalaz. More at ankle.

Noun[edit]

Onkel m

  1. (anatomy) ankle