schlofe

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Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German slāfan, from Proto-Germanic *slēpaną(to sleep), from Proto-Indo-European *slab-, *slap-, *(s)lÁb-(to hang loose, be limp).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

schlofe ‎(third-person singular present schlöf or schläft, past tense schleef or schlief, past participle jeschlofe or geschlof)

  1. (most dialects) to sleep

Usage notes[edit]

  • The forms schlöf; schleef; jeschlofe are Ripuarian. The forms schläft; schleef, schlief; geschlof are Moselle Franconian. The past tense is uncommon in some dialects of Moselle Franconian.