See also: teil

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German teil, akin to Old Saxon dēl; cognate with English deal and Dutch deel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /taɪ̯l/, [tʰaɪ̯l]

NounEdit

Teil m, n (genitive Teils or Teiles, plural Teile)

  1. (m) part (of a whole)
  2. (n) part, piece
  3. (n) (slang) penis (see U.S. slang usage of thing)

Usage notesEdit

The masculine gender is used for meanings in which the part is a part of a greater whole (e.g. a subset of a set), the neuter gender is used for separated parts (e.g. a replacement part for a machine).

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Last modified on 2 November 2013, at 19:05