Origin: altered < Ger schabzieger < schaben, to scrape (akin to shave) + zieger, curds < Late OHG ziger < Rhaeto-Romanic tšigrun < Gaul *dwi-, twice (< IE base *dwōu-, two) + *ger-, to heat (< IE *gwher-, warm); from being heated twice in processing
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noun pl. sap·sa·gos
Origin: Alteration of German Schabzieger : schaben, to scrape (from Middle High German, from Old High German skaban) + Zieger, whey, whey cheese (from Middle High German ziger, probably of Celtic origin).