Empfängnis

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German enphencnisse, from Old High German intfangnissa. Equivalent to empfangen +‎ -nis. Originally synonymous with Empfang. In modern German, the two nouns have come to be distinguished semantically.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Empfängnis f (genitive Empfängnis, plural Empfängnisse)

  1. conception; the act of becoming pregnant

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