Alpdrücken
German, ‘nightmare’
Bai-u
Japanese rainy season, early June-July
Brennschluss
German, ‘end of burning’
budka
Russian, booth housing traffic police
Drohne
German, ‘drone’
Eis-Heiligen
German, ‘ice-saints’
Eispalast
German, ‘ice palace’
Erdschweinhöhle
German, ‘earth-pig-holes’, underground communities
Eyeties
slang, Italians
Fahringer
German, ‘traveller’
gate
slang, swinger
Himmel and Hölle
German, ‘Heaven and Hell’
Imposthumes
A condition resulting in an accumulation of pus in an abscess
Kerl
German, ‘guy’ or ‘fellow’
Kibes
A condition resulting in an inflamed area of skin, particularly around the heel
Kinos
German, ‘cinemas’
Kot
German, ‘shit’
Kurhaus
German, ‘spa hotel’
Kursaal
German, ‘casino’
lepeshka
Russian, bread roll
mano morta
Italian, ‘dead hand’
Mare Nocturnum
Latin, ‘Nocturnal Sea’
Mausmacher
German, ‘mouse-maker’
Ochsen-Augen
German, ‘ox-eyes’, circular windows
oude genever
Dutch, ‘old gin’
Plattsdeutsch
North German dialect
pogoni
Russian, bars on military uniforms displaying stars
prang
slang, crash
Purples
A condition resulting in bright blotches on the skin
Raketenflugplatz
German, ‘rocket site’
Rathaus
German, ‘town hall'
Rohr
German, ‘tube’
Rücksichtslos
German, ‘inconsiderate’
Schadenfreude
German, ‘joy at another’s misfortune’
schwarz
German, ‘black’
Seele
German, ‘spirit’
Shekhinah
Hebrew, ‘female neighbour’
Solange
German, ‘as long as’
Tauschzentrale
German, ‘bartering’
Tetter
a term used to encompass a variety of skin conditions
und so weiter
German, ‘and so on’
Ur-Heimat
German, ‘original homeland’
Ur-Markt
German, ‘primordial market’
Urstoff
German, ‘primitive material’
Vanitas
Latin, ‘emptiness’
Winterhilfe
German, ‘winter aid’ food provision programme
Wütende Heer
German, ‘raging army’