GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German sip, from Old High German sib, from Proto-Germanic *sibiz. Cognate with Dutch zeef, English sieve.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ziːp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːp

NounEdit

Sieb n (genitive Siebs or Siebes, plural Siebe)

  1. sieve; sifter; strainer; colander; riddle (any device with holes used to separate solids from liquids or fine matter from coarse matter)
    Wie kann man Wasser in einem Sieb tragen?
    How can you carry water in a sieve?

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Further readingEdit

  • Sieb in Duden online