Schiff

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schif, from Old High German skif (ship, barrel, vessel), from Proto-West Germanic *skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą (ship, hollow object). The sense nave is a semantic loan from Latin nāvis.

Cognate with Low German Schipp, West Frisian skip, Dutch schip, Yiddish שיף(shif), English ship, Danish skib, Swedish skepp. Related also to Lithuanian skiẽbti (to rip up), Latvian škibît (to cut, lop).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɪf/
  • Rhymes: -ɪf
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Schiff n (strong, genitive Schiffes or Schiffs, plural Schiffe, diminutive Schiffchen n or Schifflein n)

  1. (nautical) ship
    Synonym: Boot
  2. (architecture) nave [from 16th c.]
    Synonyms: Kirchenschiff, Langhaus
  3. (obsolete) vessel (for holding fluids)
    Synonym: Gefäß
  4. (dated, regional) boiler (metal container for boiling water in some old stoves and ovens)
    Synonym: Wasserschiff
  5. (priting) galley (tray)
    Synonym: Setzschiff

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Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: šíf

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schif, from Old High German skif.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schiff n (plural Schiff)

  1. ship

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