Zwilling

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zwillinc, zwinelinc, from Old High German zwiniling from an original *twiniling, from Proto-Germanic *twinilingaz, from *twinaz + *-lingaz.

Compare Dutch tweeling, English twinling, Danish tvilling. More at twin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡svɪlɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: Zwil‧ling
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Zwilling m (genitive Zwillinges or Zwillings, plural Zwillinge, female Zwillingin)

  1. twin (male or female; the feminine form Zwillingin is rare)
  2. (in compounds) twin (used as a component in numerous compound words such as Zwillingstürme (Twin Towers) and Zwillingstriebwerksdüsenjet (twin-engine jet aircraft), with (one or more hyphens) or without hyphens depending on the word's length and the taste of the writer)

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Hunsrik[edit]

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Zwilling m (plural Zwilling)

  1. twin

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Zwilling m (plural Zwillingen)

  1. twin
  2. Gemini (constellation and astrological sign)

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