heimlich

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German heimlich, heimelich, from Old High German heimilīh, from Proto-West Germanic *haimalīk. Equivalent to Heim +‎ -lich.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ̯mlɪç/
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Adjective[edit]

heimlich (strong nominative masculine singular heimlicher, comparative heimlicher, superlative am heimlichsten)

  1. secret, clandestine (done or kept in secret)
    Synonyms: klammheimlich, geheim

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Further reading[edit]

  • heimlich” in Duden online
  • heimlich” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache