yiddish strunk שטרונקל

livi s
Reply Thu 16 Jan, 2014 05:01 am
i came across the word שטרונקל (strunkl) but the meaning was not clear. i wonder if the german word "strunk" is also used in yiddish and what may be the use of שטרונקל.
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Reply Thu 16 Jan, 2014 08:17 am
@livi s,
Yes. About half of Yiddish words can trace derivations to German language, depending on the dialect of Yiddish.

What I do know is that in German the word 'strunk' means stalk. 'However, I don't know the literal translation of Yiddish word 'strunckel' or its variations. I've only heard the word used as a last name.
Reply Thu 16 Jan, 2014 09:24 am
Doesn't the -el or -elle suffix denote a diminutive? So it might mean 'little stalk'.
Reply Thu 16 Jan, 2014 09:38 am
perhaps it is. I'm winging it a bit.
Reply Thu 16 Jan, 2014 10:26 am
Ragman wrote:
... I'm winging it a bit.

Me, too.
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 02:40 am
@livi s,
can you provide the context? that might help a lot.
Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 06:24 am
Welcome to the forum.
The OP is inactive and no longer logs onto the bestie. You may want to Consider looking at date-stamps first as many times these older threads are inactive and OP are long gone and you're less likely to get a reply from the OP (or anyone else).
Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 06:46 am
Yikes typo. Bestie=website
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