Sau

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German (akin to Old English ), from Proto-Germanic *sūz, from Proto-Indo-European *sū-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sau f (genitive Sau, plural Säue or Sauen)

  1. sow, female pig
  2. (figurative) a dislikable or unethical person

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the concrete sense, the plurals Säue and Sauen are both common, although Säue is probably more wide-spread. In the figurative sense, only Säue is common.
  • Generic term is Schwein.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sau f (plural Sai)

  1. sow (female pig)