Schlüsselbein

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

17th century, from Schlüssel (key) +‎ Bein (bone), after Latin clavicula (literally little key). Compare Dutch sleutelbeen, Swedish nyckelben, Czech klíční kost, etc., some of which may be loan translations of the German.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlʏsəlˌbaɪ̯n/, [ˈʃlʏsəl-], [ˈʃlʏsl̩-]

Noun[edit]

Schlüsselbein n (genitive Schlüsselbeins or Schlüsselbeines, plural Schlüsselbeine)

  1. collar-bone; clavicle

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