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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German schelme (pest, plague; those who have fallen in battle), Old High German scalmo (plague). Cognate with Middle Low German schelm (carrion, cadaver), Dutch schelm, Icelandic skelmir (rogue).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Schelm m (genitive Schelms or Schelmes, plural Schelme)

  1. imp, rogue, prankster

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schelm in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

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