See also: himmel and הימל

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Himmel.

Proper nounEdit

Himmel (plural Himmels)

  1. A surname from German.

StatisticsEdit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Himmel is the 25989th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 944 individuals. Himmel is most common among White (96.5%) individuals.

Further readingEdit


Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Hemmel (chiefly Ripuarian byform)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German himel.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Himmel m (plural Himmele)

  1. (most dialects) sky
    • 2011, “Stääne”, performed by Klüngelköpp:
      Wenn am Himmel de Stääne danze
      Un dä Dom sing Jlocke spillt,
      Jo, dann weiß ich, datt ich derheim ben,
      Jo, derheim ben hee am Rhing.
      When the stars are dancing in the sky
      And the Cologne Cathedral plays its bells,
      Yeah, then I know that I am home,
      Yeah, I am home here on the Rhine.
  2. (most dialects) heaven
    • 1981, “Verdamp lang her”‎[1], performed by BAP:
      Verdammp lang her, datt ich bei dir am Jrav wor.
      Verdammp lang her, datt mir jesprochen hann,
      Un datt vum eine och jet beim andre aankom –
      Su lang, datt ich mich kaum erinnere kann.
      Häs fess jejläuv, datt wä em Himmel op dich waat.
      „Ich jünne ’t dir“, hann ich jesat.
      Damn long ago that I came to your grave.
      Damn long ago that we talked,
      And that something really came across from one to the other –
      So long that I can hardly remember.
      You firmly believed someone would be waiting for you in heaven.
      “I hope there will be”, I said.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German himel, from Old High German himil.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɪml̩], [ˈhɪməl]
  • (file)

NounEdit

Himmel m (strong, genitive Himmels, plural Himmel)

  1. sky
    Synonym: Atmosphäre
    Coordinate term: Erde
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 76:
      Auf der breiten Waldstraße, im kühlen Herbstschatten der Tannen, durch die ein mattblauer Himmel schimmerte, begegneten sich die Freunde.
      On the broad forest road, in the cool autumn shadow of the fir trees, through which a pale blue sky was shimmering, the two friends met.
    • 1995, Christian Kracht, “Fünf”, in Faserland, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, published 2020, →ISBN:
      Der Himmel ist hier ganz anders. In Norddeutschland ist der Himmel riesengroß und erdrückt einen fast. Manchmal fällt es einem schwer, unter einem norddeutschen Himmel gescheit zu atmen.
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  2. heaven
    Synonyms: Paradies, Gottessort, Seelenwohnung
    Coordinate term: Hölle
  3. (bed) canopy
    Synonym: Betthimmel
  4. (automotive) headliner (interior fabric covering the roof of a vehicle)

DeclensionEdit

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HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German himel, from Old High German himil.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Himmel m (plural Himmel)

  1. sky
    De Himmel is blau.
    The sky is blue.
  2. heaven
    Die Wowo wohnd jetz im Himmel.
    Grandma lives in heaven now.

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German himel, from Old High German himil.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhimel/, [ˈhiməl]

NounEdit

Himmel m (plural Himmelen)

  1. sky
  2. heaven

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German himel, from Old High German himil. Compare German Himmel, Dutch hemel.

NounEdit

Himmel m (plural Himmle)

  1. heaven

PlautdietschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German hemmel.

NounEdit

Himmel m (plural Himmels)

  1. sky
  2. heaven
    • 2003, De Bibel, Mose I (Genesis) 1:1:
      Aum Aunfank muak Gott Himmel un Ieed.
      In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.