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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German kōlo.

NounEdit

Kohl m (genitive Kohls or Kohles, plural Kohle)

  1. cabbage (plant of the genus Brassica)
SynonymsEdit
  • Kraut (synonymous in southern regions only)
Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Kohl ? (genitive Kohl)

  1. An occupational surname for a grower or seller of cabbages.

Etymology 2Edit

Unclear. Several possibilities have been suggested, including derivation from Romani and derivation from Hebrew קוֹל‎ (qōl, voice). But compare western German Kappes meaning both “cabbage” and “nonsense”, though the second meaning might also be a loan translation of Kohl.

NounEdit

Kohl m (genitive Kohls or Kohles, no plural)

  1. (possibly dated) nonsense; idle talk
Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Kohl in Duden online

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Kohle, Dutch kool, English coal.

NounEdit

Kohl f (plural Kohle)

  1. coal