Zimt

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From late Middle High German zimet, from earlier zinemīn, zinment, from Latin cinnamon, cinnamomum, from Ancient Greek κίνναμον (kínnamon), κινναμωμον (kinnamōmon), from Phoenician [Term?].

Noun[edit]

der Zimt

Zimt m or n (genitive Zimts or Zimtes, plural Zimte)

  1. (uncountable) cinnamon
    • 2013, Hanna Dinkelbach, Zimt-Missbrauch: Das Risiko als letzte Würze, in: Website of Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
      Die Einnahme von Zimt löst einen schweren Würgereflex aus, weil das Gewürz in Mund und Rachen brennt, erklärt Hower: „Beim Luftholen kann das Zimt in die Lunge gelangen“.
      The consumption of cinnamon provokes a strong pharyngeal reflex because the spice stings in the mouth and throat, Hower explains: “When taking a breath, you can get the cinnamon into your lungs.”
  2. (countable) a particular kind of cinnamon
  3. (uncountable) the brownish colour of cinnamon
Usage notes[edit]
  • Traditionally and predominantly masculine, but also used as a neuter by some speakers. As a colour it is usually neuter.
Declension[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Rotwelsch Zimt (gold).

Noun[edit]

Zimt m (genitive Zimts or Zimtes, plural Zimte)

  1. something worthless or dumb
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Zimt” in Duden online