Gesäß

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German

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Middle High German gesæze, gesezze, gesetze, gesōze, from Old High German gisāzi (seat, residence, camp, backside), from "where one sits on"; compare German sitzen. Possibly ultimately from a Proto-Germanic *sētiją. Compare also English seat, Icelandic sæti, Middle Dutch gesaete.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈzɛːs/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈzeːs/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: Ge‧säß

Noun

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Gesäß n (strong, genitive Gesäßes, plural Gesäße)

  1. (formal, anatomy) backside, buttocks
    Synonyms: Hintern, Hinterteil, Po, (childish) Popo, (potentially vulgar) Arsch

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Derived terms

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