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From Middle High German geweide or ingeweide, mostly attributed to hunter's idiom, the guts being thrown to the dogs as their food, and then a derivation from Weide (food, pasture), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyh₁- (chase, persecute).

Others have suggested a connection to the tree name Weide (willow), in the sense of “something wound up, convoluted”, and then from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁y- (to turn, rotate). Compare Latin viscera (internal organs, entrails).


  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯nɡəvaɪ̯də/
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Eingeweide n (strong, genitive Eingeweides, plural Eingeweide)

  1. (mostly plural) guts, internal organs
    Synonyms: Innereien pl; Gedärm n, Gedärme pl
    • 1984, Die Ärzte, Schlaflied, on the album Debil:
      [Das Monster] beißt Dir in den Hals und trinkt Dein Blut. Ohne Blut bist Du bleich wie Kreide; dann frißt es Deine Eingeweide.
      [The Monster] bites you in the neck and drinks your blood. Without blood you are as pale as chalk; and then it eats your internal organs.


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