Paprika

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See also: paprika and paprikā

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian paprika, from Serbo-Croatian pàprika, from pȁpar, from Proto-Slavic *pьpьrь, from Latin piper, from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi, pepper), from Sanskrit पिप्पलि (pippali, long pepper).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaprika/, /ˈpaprɪka/
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Noun[edit]

Paprika m or f (genitive Paprika or Paprikas, plural Paprika or Paprikas)

  1. (chiefly masculine) paprika (spice)
  2. (see usage notes) bell pepper
    Synonyms: Paprikaschote, (Switzerland, South Tyrol) Peperoni

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural is most often unchanged Paprika when preceded by an article, determiner, or numeral, and most often Paprikas when standing alone. This distinction is just a tendency, however.
  • The masculine gender for the fruit is the older usage and today limited to Eastern and Southern German, as well as Austrian, dialects. The feminine gender is partially used in all of Germany and only uncommon in Austria. Younger speakers are more likely to refer to the fruit as feminine.[1]

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paprikafrucht”, in Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache, 2011-01-08

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Paprika m (plural Paprikaen)

  1. (uncountable) paprika
  2. bell pepper