Fäulnis

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Equivalent to Faul +‎ -nis. Compare English foulness and Dutch vuilnis (rubbish; garbage; trash).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɔɪ̯lnɪs]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Fäulnis f (genitive Fäulnis, plural Fäulnisse)

  1. rot
  2. (dentistry) decay
  3. (figuratively) decadence

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Further reading[edit]

  • Fäulnis in Duden online
  • Fäulnis” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache