Dackel

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Etymology[edit]

Upper German short form for now archaic Dachshund, from Dachs (badger) + Hund (dog, hound), from the use of the breed for hunting badgers. First attested in the 19th century, but perhaps older; see Teckel.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdakəl/
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Noun[edit]

Dackel m (genitive Dackels, plural Dackel)

  1. dachshund (sausage dog, wiener dog)
  2. (loosely) a similar-looking dog, e.g. a basset hound

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