Beifuß

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Beifuss (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, alternatively Luxembourg)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bīvuoz, bībōz, from Old High German pīpōz, bībōz, bīvōz, bīvūz. The v-form with folk-etymological adaption to vuoz (foot) is attested since the 10th century, apparently at first in West Central German, where the development is indeed phonetically likeliest. Compare the same in Old Saxon bīvōt, Middle Dutch bīvoet, whence Dutch bijvoet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaɪ̯fuːs/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Beifuß m (genitive Beifußes, no plural)

  1. mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

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