Heimtier

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Heim ("home") + Tier ("animal")

See also Tierheim

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ̯mtiːɐ̯/

Noun[edit]

Heimtier n (genitive Heimtieres or Heimtiers, plural Heimtiere)

  1. An animal from an animal shelter
  2. A formal term for a pet, as opposed to a farm animal or a wild animal. In 1986 this definition of the term became a law in article 1 of the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals, German: Europäische Übereinkommen zum Schutz von Heimtieren

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