Geflügel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German gifugili. The expected modern form is *Gefügel, a collective form pertaining to Vogel (bird), cf. similar Dutch gevogelte. The connection with Vogel was lost in German and the word was at some point re-interpreted as Geflügel, that is “animals with wings”. Cf. Flügel (wing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈflyːɡəl/

Noun[edit]

Geflügel n (genitive Geflügels, no plural)

  1. poultry (birds)

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