Matratze

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German materaz, from Old French materas, from Arabic مَطْرَح (maṭraḥ). The modern German form was influenced by older Italian materazzo and/or Medieval Latin matracium, from the same Arabic source. (The Old French form may have been borrowed via Italian, too.)

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Matratze f (genitive Matratze, plural Matratzen)

  1. mattress (a pad often of soft cushiony material for sleeping on)
  2. (vulgar, pejorative slang) a promiscuous woman; whore; slut

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