Zimt

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Zimt m (genitive Zimts or Zimtes, no plural)

  1. cinnamon
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective zimt.

Noun[edit]

Zimt n (genitive Zimts, no plural)

  1. the brownish colour of cinnamon

Etymology 3[edit]

From Rotwelsch Zimt (gold).

Noun[edit]

Zimt m (genitive Zimts or Zimtes, plural Zimte)

  1. something worthless or dumb
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Further reading[edit]

  • Zimt in Duden online