Schnur

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German snuor, from Old High German snuor. Originally a neuter, nevertheless still cognate with Dutch snoer, English snare.

Noun[edit]

Schnur f ‎(genitive Schnur, plural Schnüre)

  1. cord, string
  2. (colloquial) cable (electronic wire)
Usage notes[edit]
  • A Schnur is thicker than a Faden ‎(thread), but thinner than a Seil ‎(rope).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German snur, from Old High German snur, from Proto-Germanic *snuzō ‎(daughter-in-law).

Noun[edit]

Schnur f ‎(genitive Schnur, plural Schnuren or Schnüre)

  1. (dialectal, otherwise obsolete) sister-in-law
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