Übersetzung für 'shibboleth' von Englisch nach Deutsch
NOUN   a shibboleth | shibboleths
SYNO catchword | motto | shibboleth | ...
shibboleth [catchword]Erkennungs­zeichen {n} [Losung]
shibboleth [slogan]Slogan {m}
shibboleth [cliché]
Plattitüde {f} [geh.] [nichtssagende, abgedroschene Redewendung]
shibboleth [slogan]Schlagwort {n}
shibboleth [platitude]Platitüde {f} [geh.] [alt]
shibboleth [password]Codewort {n} [Passwort, Parole]
Schibboleth {n}
shibbolethKennwort {n} [Losung, Parole]
shibboleth [platitude]abgedroschener Spruch {m}
2 Wörter
outworn shibboleth [outmoded custom]veraltete Konvention {f} [Brauch]
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Anwendungsbeispiele Englisch
  • A shibboleth is that many (though not all) local residents pronounce the name as "wy-kar-ree" (...).
  • Charles Lyell may have lost the battle over progressionism to Darwinism, but through rhetoric he won a battle against catastrophism, which enabled his hypothesis of the uniformity of rate to become a textbook shibboleth.
  • Mark Twain used an explicit shibboleth to conceal a furtive shibboleth.
  • ’ - his universal shibboleth”.
  • Among Star Trek fans, the pairing was euphemistically referred to as "the premise", and mentioning it as such was a verbal shibboleth or "secret handshake" used to identify like-minded fans.

  • For an untrained speaker, a word or phrase can often be something of a tongue-twister or a shibboleth.
  • "Rødgrød med fløde" is often jokingly used by Danes as a shibboleth, as it contains the soft "d" several times, which most foreigners find difficult to pronounce.
  • During World War II in Sweden at the border with Norway, "77" was used as a shibboleth (password), because the tricky pronunciation in Swedish made it easy to instantly discern whether the speaker was native Swedish, Norwegian, or German.
  • The Old Testament story of the "shibboleth", in which the victorious Gileadites identified (and killed) the vanquished Ephraimites because they could not properly pronounce the word "shibboleth", foreshadows modern voice identification techniques.
  • Lima ([...] , the name is a shibboleth) is a town in Livingston County, New York, United States. The population was 4,305 at the 2010 census.

  • This kind of attitude has been described in Ivan Goncharov's novel "Oblomov"; earlier, Alexander Pushkin ironically called "avos' " "the Russian shibboleth" (Eugene Onegin, chapter X).
  • The Hoodsie cup, a small cardboard cup of ice cream, is an iconic product; the term "Hoodsie" is occasionally cited as a shibboleth of the Boston-area dialect.
  • The bridie is the subject of the Dundee Scots shibboleth, "Gie iz twa bridies, a plen ane [...] an ingin ane an aa" (Give me two bridies, a plain one and an onion one as well).
  • (BOYSS-ee), The pronunciation is sometimes used as a shibboleth, as outsiders (and newcomers) tend to mispronounce the city's name as [...] (BOY-zee).
  • The word "loch" is sometimes used as a shibboleth to identify natives of England, because the fricative [...] sound is used in Scotland whereas most English people mispronounce the word as "lock".

  • The town's name is something of a shibboleth: while the official pronunciation is the same as would be expected from a French-language name (...), [...] locals often voice the name's end as [...].
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