See also: kamin and kamiń

German

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Etymology

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From Middle High German kamîn, from Old High German kemîn, from Latin camīnus. Compare English chimney.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /kaˈmiːn/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧min

Noun

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Kamin m or (usually in Switzerland) n (strong, genitive Kamins or Kamines, plural Kamine)

  1. fireplace
    Synonyms: Feuerstätte, (dated) Herd, (Switzerland) Cheminée
  2. (regional) chimney
    Synonyms: Schornstein, Schlot, Rauchfang (Austria)

Usage notes

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In order to specify the sense “fireplace” as opposed to “chimney”, the former can be referred to as offener Kamin.

Declension

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Coordinate terms

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Descendants

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  • Bulgarian: комин (komin)
  • Czech: komín
  • Japanese: カミン (kamin)
  • Polish: komin
  • Russian: камин (kamin)
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic script: камин
    Latin script: kamin
  • Slovak: komín
  • Slovene: kamin
  • Ukrainian: комин (komyn)

See also

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Further reading

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Japanese

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Romanization

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Kamin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かみん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of カミン