Geiß

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See also: Geiss and géiss

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table. (Switzerland, Liechtenstein)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table., from Proto-Germanic Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table., from Proto-Indo-European Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table.. Cognate with Dutch geit, English goat, Danish ged, Icelandic geit, Swedish get, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍄𐍃 (gaits); and with Latin haedus (kid).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Geiß f (genitive Geiß, plural Geißen, diminutive Geißlein n)

  1. (zoology, regional) goat (species)
    Synonym: Ziege
  2. (zoology, regional) she-goat
    Synonyms: Zicke, Ziege
    Antonym: Ziegenbock
  3. (zoology) female roe deer
    Synonym: Ricke
    Antonym: Rehbock

Usage notes[edit]

In standard German, the word is now widely restricted to southern Germany and Austria, although many dialects in northern and central Germany have also traditionally used Geiß or cognates thereof (compare Dutch geit). The derivative Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table. remains somewhat more widespread than Geiß itself.

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Derived terms[edit]

  • Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table.

See also[edit]

  • Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table.
  • Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table.
  • Module error: The module returned a nil value. It is supposed to return an export table.

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