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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • From a German Low German schwul, in Standard German since the 18th century.
  • The umlaut is possibly due to analogy with kühl (cool).
  • The unumlauted form today is limited to the sense "homosexual".

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AdjectiveEdit

schwül (comparative schwüler, superlative am schwülsten)

  1. (weather) sultry, close, oppressive, muggy

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