See also: tadel and tādēļ

German edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle High German tadel, a borrowing from Middle Low German which replaced Middle High German zadel, from Old High German zādal; further etymology unknown.[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːdl̩/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ta‧del

Noun edit

Tadel m (strong, genitive Tadels, plural Tadel)

  1. blame; reproof
  2. (dated) flaw, blemish
    Synonyms: Makel, Fehler

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References edit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1995) “Tadel”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological Dictionary of the German Language] (in German), 23rd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 812

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