If we would specify "Onkel", "Tante" or "Cousin(e)" related through the mother's side of the family, can we use:

mein mütterlicher Onkel
meine mütterliche Tante
meine mütterliche Cousine

because "Onkel", for example, may mean "brother of mother or father".

Is that correct for Germans?


You'd normally use "mütterlicherseits" or "väterlicherseits".


A maternal uncle is called “Onkel mütterlicherseits” in German. “Mütterlicher Onkel” would refer to a motherly uncle.


Onkel may even specify the husband of your father's or mother's sister (or with a liberal view: male significant other of your father's or mother's sibling).

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