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schwül

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Low German schwul, in Standard German since the 18th century. The umlaut is possibly due to analogy with kühl "cool". The unumlauted form today is limited to the sense "homosexual".

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AdjectiveEdit

schwül (comparative schwüler, superlative am schwülsten)

  1. (weather) sultry, close, oppressive

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