schütter

See also: schutter and Schutter

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

With sporadic rounding after sch from Middle High German schiter, from Old High German skitir, sketar, with regular preservation of t before r from Proto-Germanic *skit(a)raz. Cognate with Ancient Greek σκιδαρός (skidarós, thin, fine, weak). The word was widely obsolete in standard German until the 19th century, when it was revived on the basis of Upper German dialects.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃʏtər/, [ˈʃʏtɐ]
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AdjectiveEdit

schütter (comparative schütterer, superlative am schüttersten)

  1. sparse, scanty, thin

Usage notesEdit

  • In general standard German usually only of hair. Freer use is chiefly southern.

DeclensionEdit