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Etymologie des Ortes “Bezanika” aus dem Roman “Jakob der Lügner”

Ich hab vor einigen Wochen "Jakob der Lügner" gelesen (und war, von einem Schulbuch, positiv überrascht) und mir stellte sich eine Frage, die mir meine Lehrerin nicht beantworten konnte. Weiß jemand, ...
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Origin of name?

Does someone know where the family name Lichfett comes from? I met this name in Brazil. Is it perhaps only a modified version of Lichtfett?
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„Schon“ als „ja“: Ursprung und richtige Verwendung

In der Bedeutung des Gegenteils von nein ist meines Erachtens ja durch schon ersetzbar. (Die stillschweigende 0. Frage wäre, das zu bestätigen.) Das ist total nachvollziehbar, wenn man sich einen ...
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What's the meaning from “Machenschaft”

I’m writing about Heidegger’s use of the word Machenschaft and I would like to try to explain this word correctly because I chose to keep it in German. In my language it was translated as Maquinação, ...
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Etymology and usage of “freuen” and “froh”?

Is there an etymological connection between these two words that share a similar meaning? And also, do they share the same meaning?
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Webwörter neu erfinden - Für google, duckduckgo, photoshop

Please provide the equivalent german words for the following terms. google (verb) photoshopped (verb and abjective) duck it (from duckduckgo.com - brand new) Is there any urban dictionary (apart ...
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What or where is “Kehrzel”? [closed]

I am doing some genealogy work on a German family, and came across a message board post which claims a certain person to be from "Kehrzel"? I could not determine any location in Germany named ...