Gottseibeiuns

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gott sei bei uns, a taboo euphemism to avoid saying the name of the Devil

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˌɡɔtzaɪ̯ˈbaɪ̯ʔʊns], [ˌɡɔtˈzaɪ̯baɪ̯ʔʊns]
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Noun[edit]

Gottseibeiuns m (genitive Gottseibeiuns, no plural)

  1. (euphemistic, dated) the Devil; Satan