Käfer

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German chevar, cheviro, from Proto-West Germanic *kefrō. Akin to English chafer, Dutch kever.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛː.fɐ/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkeː.fɐ/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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Noun[edit]

Käfer m (strong, genitive Käfers, plural Käfer, diminutive Käferchen n, feminine (for the animal) Käferin)

  1. beetle
  2. (colloquial, dated) young girl, wench
  3. (automotive) Beetle (Volkswagen Type 1)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Ladin: chëifer

Further reading[edit]

  • Käfer” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Käfer” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Käfer” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Käfer on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de