See also: hulle, huelle, and hülle

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hülle, hulle, from Old High German hulla, from Proto-West Germanic *hulljan, from Proto-Germanic *huljaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈhʏlə]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Hül‧le
  • Rhymes: -ʏlə

NounEdit

Hülle f (genitive Hülle, plural Hüllen)

  1. covering, wrapping
  2. case, sheath
  3. husk (useless, dried-up, worthless exterior)
  4. mantle (anything that covers or conceals something else)
  5. shell (any hollow structure; framework, or exterior structure)
  6. cladding (hard coating, bonded onto the outside of something to add protection)
  7. (aeronautics) envelope (bag containing the lifting gas of a balloon or airship)
  8. (chemistry) shell (set of atomic orbitals that have the same principal quantum number)
  9. (mathematics) closure (smallest set that both includes a given subset and possesses some given property)

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