German edit

Etymology edit

From Low German Gössel n or f (18th c.), from Middle Low German *gösel (unattested, but certain, because diminutive -el is not productive in the modern dialects). Analysable as German Low German Goos (goose) +‎ -el.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡœsl̩]
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  • Hyphenation: Gös‧sel

Noun edit

Gössel n (strong or mixed, genitive Gössels, plural Gössel or Gösseln)

  1. (ornithology, otherwise Northern Germany) gosling
    Synonyms: Gänseküken, Gänschen, Gänslein, junge Gans

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Further reading edit

  • Gössel” in Duden online
  • Gössel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache