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See also: klei and Kléi

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

16th c., borrowed from Middle Low German klei, from Old Saxon *klēi, from Proto-Germanic *klajjaz. Cognate with Dutch klei, English clay.

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NounEdit

Klei m (genitive Kleis or Kleies, no plural)

  1. clay
  2. (in particular) the somewhat dried-out ooze or mud that makes the ground of marshland

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is used chiefly in the narrower sense 2, and often in explanatory compounds like Kleiboden.

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