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YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from an earlier form קנאָבליך(knoblikh) (which was preserved in Western Yiddish), possibly because the ending was interpreted as the diminutive plural ending ־לעך(-lekh); the same shortening happened in some other Germanic languages (compare e.g. Swabian Knobl vs standard German Knoblauch, which see for more).[1] Ultimately from Middle High German knobelouch.

NounEdit

קנאָבל (knoblm, plural קנאָבלען(knoblen)

  1. garlic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alexander Beider, Origins of Yiddish Dialects (2015)