February 15, 2012 2:02 PM Subscribe
18-c. German filter. Pagodenkopf anyone?
posted by Namlit to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I can't believe that I have to ask this but I'm totally at a loss. In some late 18th-century German text we're trying to understand someone "wackelt seinen (or: wie ein...) Pagodenkopf".
He wiggles like a pagoda-head?
Any one out there having experience with any of these (18th-c. german quirks, or pagoda heads)?