Welpe

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Form German Low German. 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)

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

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