Feige

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1st and 3rd senses are derived from Old High German fīga, from Old French figue, itself from Latin ficus. The 2nd meaning comes from Proto-Germanic *faigijaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pAik-, *pAig-.

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Feige f (genitive Feige, plural Feigen)

  1. A fig
  2. (figuratively) A coward
    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont, Scene II.
      ...der Kerker ist's, des Grabes Vorbild, dem Helden wie dem Feigen widerlich.
      ...'t is the dungeon, emblem of the grave, revolting alike to the hero and the coward.
  3. (vulgar) vulva

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