Schlacke

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German slagge (“slag”, older “splinter of hammered iron”, 14th c.), from slān (to hit, strike), the cognate of German schlagen. Compare Dutch slak, English slag, both also from Middle Low German.

NounEdit

Schlacke f (genitive Schlacke, plural Schlacken)

  1. slag, dross, scoria
  2. cinders, clinker
  3. sediment, dregs, scum
  4. (physiology) metabolic residue in body tissue or digestive system
  5. (dialect) rectum
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Russian: шлак (šlak)
  • Serbo-Croatian: šljȁka, шља̏ка
  • Yiddish: שלאַק(shlak)
  • English: schlock

Etymology 2Edit

Alteration of Schalke based on etymology 1 above, suggested by the club’s origins in, and continued association with, coal mining.

Proper nounEdit

Schlacke n (genitive Schlackes)

  1. (humorous, often derogatory) FC Schalke 04 (football club of Gelsenkirchen, Ruhrgebiet)

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