See also: linse and lìnsè

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German linse, from Old High German linsa, likely a borrowing from an unidentified source.

Compare Latin lēns, Lithuanian lęšis, and Old Church Slavonic лѧща (lęšta) sounding too similar for a coincidence, however different enough to prohibit reconstruction of a common PIE protoform.

If ultimately a non-IE loanword, locating the source is virtually impossible because cultivation of lentil was widespread in the region since the Neolithic.

The sense ‘lens’ is a semantic loan from Latin lēns (lentil; lens).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪnzə/
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NounEdit

Linse f (genitive Linse, plural Linsen)

  1. (optics) lens
  2. lentil

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Further readingEdit

  • Linse” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Linse in Duden online

HunsrikEdit

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NounEdit

Linse f

  1. plural of Lins