From Middle High German kole f alongside commoner kol n, from Old High German kol n, from Proto-Germanic *kulą n, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷol-, from *ǵwelH- (“to burn, shine”). The feminine form is chiefly of Central and Low German origin (Middle Low German kōle f). Cognate with Dutch kool f, Danish kul n, English coal.
Kohle f (genitive Kohle, plural Kohlen)
- (uncountable) coal (material; either stone coal or charcoal)
- (countable) a coal; a piece of coal
- (uncountable, colloquial) money; dough; dosh
- Kohle in Duden online