Schere

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See also: schere and Schëre

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schære, from Old High German scāri, plural of scār, from Proto-West Germanic *skeran. The spelling with -e- (instead of Schäre) is East Central German, probably reinforced by the related verb scheren (to shear). Cognate with Dutch schaar, English shears.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃeːrə/, [ˈʃeːʁə]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Schäre (many speakers, chiefly northern and eastern regions)

Noun[edit]

Schere f (genitive Schere, plural Scheren)

  1. a pair of scissors, shears
    Kann ich mir eben deine Schere ausleihen?
    Can I borrow your scissors for a minute?
  2. (zoology) a pair of pincers (on a crab)
  3. (figuratively) a gap, especially a widening one
    die Schere zwischen Arm und Reich
    the (widening) gap between the poor and rich

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