Drachen

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German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʁaxən/, [ˈdʁaχən], [ˈdʁaχn̩]
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  • Rhymes: -aχn

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative form of Drache (dragon), secondarily specified to two (among each other unrelated) special meanings of the word.

Noun[edit]

Drachen m (genitive Drachens, plural Drachen)

  1. kite; hang glider (any gliding construction of poles and fabric)
  2. (pejorative) vixen, harpy (unkind woman, wife)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

Drachen

  1. inflected form of Drache
Usage notes[edit]

The words Drache and Drachen are distinct only in the nominative and genitive singular.

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