Maikäfer

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mai (May) +‎ Käfer (beetle, bug).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ̯ˌkɛːfɐ/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ̯ˌkeːfɐ/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • (Austria)
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  • Hyphenation: Mai‧kä‧fer

Noun[edit]

Maikäfer m (genitive Maikäfers, plural Maikäfer)

  1. cockchafer, May bug (large European beetle from the genus Melolontha)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Maikäfer” in Duden online
  • Maikäfer” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache