Spiegel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Spiegel

Proper noun[edit]

Spiegel

  1. A surname​.

German[edit]

Spiegel (sense 1)
Spiegel of a deer (sense 4.3)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German spiegel, from Old High German spiegal or spēgal, from Latin speglum, from Latin speculum. Cognate with Dutch spiegel.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃpiːɡ(ə)l/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Spiegel m (genitive Spiegels, plural Spiegel, diminutive Spiegelchen n or Spieglein n)

  1. mirror
    • 1812, Brüder Grimm, Sneewittchen:
      [] Sie hatte auch einen Spiegel, vor den trat sie alle Morgen und fragte: / „Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand: / wer ist die schönste Frau in dem ganzen Land?“ []
    Sie hatte einen großen Spiegel.She had a large mirror.
  2. level of a liquid
    Synonyms: Pegel, Konzentration
    Meeresspiegelsea level
  3. schematic overview, table
    Synonyms: Tabelle
    Notenspiegel
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    Gehaltsspiegel
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  4. (hunting) white or light-coloured mark
    1. on the forehead of horses and cattle
      Das Pony hatte einen hübsch geformten Spiegel auf der Stirn.
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    2. on the wing of a goose, capercaillie, or black cock
    3. on the hind quarters of deer

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Spiegel”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

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