knuddeln

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Central German and German Low German dialects; derived from a group of words meaning “knob, knot”. Compare Ripuarian Knüddel ‎(knot), Middle Dutch knodde ‎(knob). These words belong to the large group of stems related with Knoten ‎(knot). The original sense of the verb is “to embrace tightly”; compare English squeeze in the same sense.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈknʊdəln/, [ˈknʊdəln], [ˈknʊdl̩n]
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Verb[edit]

knuddeln ‎(third-person singular simple present knuddelt, past tense knuddelte, past participle geknuddelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cuddle

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