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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German slac, from Old High German slag, from Proto-Germanic *slagiz (a blow, strike).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃlaːk/ (standard)
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  • IPA(key): /ʃlax/ (northern Germany and parts of central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
  • IPA(key): /ʃlaːx/ (parts of central Germany; chiefly colloquial)

NounEdit

Schlag m (genitive Schlags or Schlages, plural Schläge)

  1. blow, hit
    ein herber Schlagan enormous blow
  2. (music) beat (pulse on the beat level)
    Im Viervierteltakt gibt es vier Schläge pro Takt; jeder Schlag entspricht einer Viertelnote.
    In four-four time there are four beats per bar; each beat corresponds to a quarter note.

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German slag. The plural Schléi is original, preserving the regular Luxembourgish loss of intervocalic -g- (cf. German Schläge). Cognate with German Schlag, Dutch slag, Icelandic slag.

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Schlag m (plural Schléi)

  1. hit, blow
  2. beat (of a drum, heart, etc.)

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