Schlange

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German slange, from Old High German slango, from Proto-Germanic *slangô. Cognate with German Low German Slang (snake), Dutch slang (snake), West Frisian slang (snake). Compare also Albanian shlligë (adder).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlaŋə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aŋə

Noun[edit]

Schlange f (genitive Schlange, plural Schlangen, diminutive Schlängelchen n or Schlänglein n)

  1. snake
  2. line (of people waiting), queue
  3. (slang) penis
  4. (derogatory) a treacherous woman

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Noun[edit]

Schlange

  1. plural of Schlang