Welpe

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Etymology[edit]

Form Middle High German welf, welfe, from Old High German hwelf. The consonantism in modern Welpe is from Middle Low German welp, from Old Saxon hwelp. Cognate to English whelp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛlpə/
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  • Hyphenation: Wel‧pe

Noun[edit]

Welpe m (genitive Welpen, plural Welpen, diminutive Welpchen n or Welplein n)

  1. puppy (young dog)
    Meine Hündin hat neulich sieben Welpen geworfen.
    My dog recently bore seven puppies.
  2. cub (young of several wild animals)
    Ich habe gestern im Wald einen Fuchs mit seinen Welpen gesehen.
    Yesterday I saw a fox and its cubs in the forest.

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