Origin: Ger, lit., a shaving, dim. of schnitz, a piece cut off < MHG sniz, akin to OE snithan, to cut, chop < IE base *sneit- > Czech snět, a branch
See schnitzel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Middle High German snitzel
Origin: , diminutive of sniz, slice
Origin: , from snitzen, to carve
Origin: , frequentative of snīden, to cut
Origin: , from Old High German snīdan.
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