Schnecke

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German[edit]

Eine Schnecke

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German snëcke, from Old High German sneggo, snecco, from Proto-Germanic *sneggô.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃnɛkə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Schnecke f (genitive Schnecke, plural Schnecken, diminutive Schneckchen n or Schnecklein n)

  1. snail, slug
  2. (slang) An attractive woman; chick.
  3. The cochlea in the inner ear.
  4. A screw or worm thread.
  5. (lutherie) scroll (the carved wooden spiral at the end of a stringed instrument's fingerboard)
  6. pastry in the form of a snail.
  7. (watches) fusee

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: šnek

Further reading[edit]

  • Schnecke” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Schnecke” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Schnecke” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schnecke f

  1. plural of Schneck