Feldwebel

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier Feldweibel, a compound of Feld (field) +‎ Weibel (usher). The modern vocalism is East Central German, probably standardised (outside Switzerland) in part to avoid the resemblance to Weib (woman, wife).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛltˌveːbəl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Feldwebel m (genitive Feldwebels, plural Feldwebel)

  1. sergeant (noncommissioned officer)

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Descendants[edit]
  • English: feldwebel

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