Teufel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Teufel.

Proper noun[edit]

Teufel (plural Teufels)

  1. A surname, from German​.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Teufel is the 29550th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 798 individuals. Teufel is most common among White (96.12%) individuals.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tiuvel, from Old High German tiufal. Cognate to Pennsylvania German Deiwel, Dutch duivel, Old Saxon diubol (German Low German Düwel, Dîwel), English devil.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔʏfl̩/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪ̯fəl
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  • Hyphenation: Teu‧fel

Noun[edit]

Teufel m (strong, genitive Teufels, plural Teufel, diminutive Teufelchen n, feminine Teufelin)

  1. (singular only) the Devil, Satan
    • 1923, Sigmund Freud, Eine Teufelsneurose im siebzehnten Jahrhundert, in Imago: Zeitschrift für Anwendung der Psychoanalyse auf die Geisteswissenschaften, volume 9, booklet 1 (Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag), page 14:
      Der böse Dämon des christlichen Glaubens, der Teufel des Mittelalters, war nach der christlichen Mythologie selbst ein gefallener Engel und gottgleicher Natur.
      The evil demon of the Christian belief, the devil of the middle ages, was according to the Christian mythology a fallen angel himself and of godlike nature.
  2. a devil, satan, i.e. a creature of hell, a demon, a fallen angel etc.
  3. a devil, satan, i.e. an evil person

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Further reading[edit]

  • Teufel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Teufel” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Teufel” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Teufel on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de