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EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Swabian haikel, Alemannic German heikχel, Saterland Frisian hekel.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ̯kəl/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

heikel (comparative heikler, superlative am heikelsten)

  1. delicate (requiring careful handling)
  2. picky (of a person with regard to food)

DeclensionEdit

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Without contractions (rarely uncontracted in the inflected forms of the comparative):

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ heikel in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

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