Hinterlassenschaft

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hinterlassen (to leave behind; to bequeath) +‎ -schaft

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌhɪntɐˈlasənˌʃaft/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Hinterlassenschaft f (genitive Hinterlassenschaft, plural Hinterlassenschaften)

  1. (formal) bequest; legacy (property left for inheritance)
  2. (often in the plural) heritage (artefacts or sometimes cultural creations left for posterity)
  3. (often in the plural, colloquial) something left behind and not cleared away, such as bottles and glasses after a party
  4. (colloquial, euphemistic) feces

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