Flusspferd

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Etymology[edit]

Fluss (river) +‎ Pferd (horse). Calque of Ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος (hippopótamos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈflʊsˌp͡feːɐ̯t/
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  • Hyphenation: Fluss‧pferd

Noun[edit]

Flusspferd n (strong, genitive Flusspferdes or Flusspferds, plural Flusspferde)

  1. hippopotamus
    Synonym: Nilpferd n

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