From Middle High German knobelouch, with dissimilation from Old High German chlobalouh (literally “clove-leek”); compare klieben (“cleave”) and Lauch (“leek”). The dissimilated kl- was adapted to the large group of terms for thick objects beginning with kn- (cf. Knopf, Knoten, Knolle, etc.). The same in Dutch knoflook.
- IPA(key): /ˈknoːpˌlaʊ̯x/ (official standard)
- IPA(key): /ˈknoːˌblaʊ̯x/ (more common)
- Hyphenation: Knob‧lauch
- Knoblauch in Duden online