Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
Geiss is also the word for coat. So, we have an ambiguity here that I have not figured out.
Nope. "Giessen" is nothing more than "to pour".
You can indeed coat something by pouring something over that something. But it's not included nor implied by the verb "Giessen" itself.
So there may be ambiguities, but that's not one of them.