From Middle High German schære, from Old High German scāri, plural of scār. The spelling with -e- (instead of Schäre) is East Central German, probably reinforced by the related verb scheren (“to shear”). Cognate with Dutch schaar, English shears.
Schere f (genitive Schere, plural Scheren)
- a pair of scissors, shears
- Kann ich mir eben deine Schere ausleihen?
- Can I borrow your scissors for a minute?
- (zoology) a pair of pincers (on a crab)
- (figuratively) a gap, especially a widening one
- die Schere zwischen Arm und Reich
- the (widening) gap between the poor and rich
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