Dictionary noun *skai- Schimmel

der Schimmel



the mold
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the white horse
(Yes, this is no joke. Besides "mold", "Schimmel" really is a horse breed. )
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Root: *skai-

The core idea of this root was:

gleaming, shining

The main English offspring is to shine and all its relatives. The only other family members I could find were shimmer and scintillate.

In German, it’s also the origin of Schimmel (the mold) because that is often white and shiny.

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