Kater

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See also: kater, katër, and kąter

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaː.tɐ/
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧ter

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German katere, from Old High German kataro, from Proto-Germanic *katazô (male cat; tomcat), akin to German Low German Kater, Dutch kater, Saterland Frisian Koater, English caterwaul, Luxembourgish Kueder.

Noun[edit]

Kater m (genitive Katers, plural Kater, feminine Katze or Kätzin)

  1. tomcat, tom, male cat
    Synonym: Katzenmännchen, männliche Katze
    Antonym: Katzenweibchen, weibliche Katze
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of Katarr (catarrh) by folk etymology.

Noun[edit]

Kater m (genitive Katers, plural Kater)

  1. hangover
    Synonym: Katzenjammer
  2. sore muscle
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German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Koter (Bremensch, Noord-Barnimsch, Stader Geest)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German kāter, from Old Saxon *kataro, from Proto-Germanic *katazô (male cat; tomcat), akin to German Kater, Dutch kater, West-Veluws Dutch Low Saxon kaoter, Plautdietsch Koter, Kota.

Noun[edit]

Kater m (plural Katers, feminine Katt)

  1. tomcat, male cat, he-cat

Hypernyms[edit]

  • Katt (in the sense cat)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, →ISBN, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)