Stuhl

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German[edit]

Stühle in Mexiko — Chairs in Mexico.

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German stuol, from Proto-Germanic *stōlaz. Cognate with Dutch stoel, English stool, Swedish stol; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- and thus related to stehen.

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Stuhl m (genitive Stuhls or Stuhles, plural Stühle, diminutive Stühlchen n)

  1. a chair (to sit on)
    Ich hab die ganze Zeit auf meinem Stuhl gesessen!
    I have sat on my chair all the time!
  2. a chair (professorship)
    Professor Martin wurde überraschend auf den Stuhl berufen.
    Surprisingly, Professor Martin received the professorship.
  3. (euphemistic, mainly used in medical professions) feces, stool
    Herr Urkwicz hatte heute wieder sehr weichen Stuhl. — Today Mr Urkwicz had again very soft feces.

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