Wachtel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wahtel, from Old High German wahtala, from Proto-Germanic *hwahtilō (compare Middle Dutch wachtele), diminutive of Proto-Indo-European *kʷoḱt- (compare Latin co(c)turnīx, Lithuanian vaštaka, Sanskrit चातक (cātaka) ‘pied cuckoo’), metathesis of *u̯ortokʷ- (compare Dutch kwartel, Greek ορτύκι (ortúki), Persian ورتیج (vartij), Sanskrit वर्तका (vartaka)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaxtəl/, [ˈvaχtəl], [ˈvaχtl̩]

Noun[edit]

Wachtel f (genitive Wachtel, plural Wachteln)

  1. quail

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