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Alemannic GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German spilōn, from Proto-Germanic *spilōną. Cognate to German spielen, Dutch spelen, Swedish spela.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Zurich) IPA(key): /ˈʃpilə/

VerbEdit

schpile (third-person singular simple present schpilt, past participle gschpilt, past subjunctive schpilti, auxiliary haa)

  1. to play
    • 1978, Rolf Lyssey and Christa Maerker, Die Schweizermacher (transcript):
      Aber ich schpile gärn Schach, maischtens mit mir selber.
      I like to play chess, mostly with myself.