Rätsel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

raten +‎ -sel, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *rēdisliją, from the precursors of same component parts *rēdaną +‎ *-isliją. Compare English riddle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʀɛːtsl̩/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈʀeːtsl̩/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: Rät‧sel

Noun[edit]

Rätsel n (genitive Rätsels, plural Rätsel)

  1. riddle, puzzle, mystery, enigma

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Rätsel in Duden online
  • Rätsel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rätsel n (plural Rätselen)

  1. puzzle
  2. riddle