Hengst

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hengest, from Old High German hengist, from Proto-Germanic *hangistaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛŋst/
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Noun[edit]

Hengst m (genitive Hengstes or Hengsts, plural Hengste)

  1. stallion (male horse)
  2. stallion (virile and sexually potent man)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Castrated male horses are often specified as Wallach, leaving Hengst for uncastrated ones. This is not an obligatory restriction, however.

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