Schimmel

See also: schimmel

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxɪ.məl/
  • Hyphenation: Schim‧mel

Proper nounEdit

Schimmel

  1. A surname​.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɪməl/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German schimel, schimmel, from Old High German skimbal (mould). The expected Middle High German form is seemingly unattested *schimbel, but all three forms (schimel, schimmel, *schimbel) would have yielded modern German Schimmel. Cognate with Dutch schimmel (mould).

NounEdit

Schimmel m (genitive Schimmels, no plural)

  1. mould, mold
  2. mildew
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Etymology 2Edit

Derived from etymology 1 due to the similar colour. At first an attributive construction, seemingly of northern origin, in Middle Low German dat scymelinghe perd (1373) and Middle High German ein schemeliges perd (1374, West Central German). Dutch schimmel (grey horse) is borrowed from German.

NounEdit

Schimmel m (genitive Schimmels, plural Schimmel, diminutive Schimmelchen n)

  1. a grey or white horse
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