Schmalz

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German smalz, from Old High German smalz, from Proto-Germanic *smaltą ((molten) fat, lard), an ablaut derivative of *smeltaną.

Noun[edit]

Schmalz n (genitive Schmalzes, plural Schmalze)

  1. grease, lard
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schmalz m, n (genitive Schmalzes, no plural)

  1. (uncountable) schmaltz (excessively sentimental art or music)
Declension[edit]

Masculine:

Neuter:

Etymology 2[edit]

Emerging no later than the thirteenth century in Schleswig-Holstein, the surname is thought to derive from the Middle High German, being intermediate etymon between the Old High German smal and the German schmal, ultimately from the Proto-Germanic *smalaz (small), whence the English small, and is thus cognate with the English surname Small.

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Proper noun[edit]

Schmalz n (genitive Schmalz)

  1. A surname​ — famously held by:
    1. Valentin Schmalz (1572–1622), German Socinian theologian
Declension[edit]

German names are generally not declined; nevertheless, if inflected, Schmalz declines as follows:

There is also an archaic genitive singular form in Schmalzes.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Middle High German smalz, from the Old High German smalz, from the Proto-Germanic *smaltą ((molten) fat, lard), an ablaut derivative of *smeltaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schmalz n (uncountable)

  1. lard, grease

Derived terms[edit]