Schlittschuh

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally in the obsolete form of Schrittschuh (step shoe, pace shoe), from Schritt +‎ Schuh, an old compound already attested in Old High German scritescuoh. Remodelled in modern German by association with Schlitten (sleigh).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlɪtˌʃuː/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Schlittschuh m (genitive Schlittschuhs or Schlittschuhes, plural Schlittschuhe or Schlittschuh)

  1. ice skate

Usage notesEdit

  • The normal plural is Schlittschuhe. The unchanged plural Schlittschuh is common in the vernacular.

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