Matrose

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch matroos, from Middle French matelots, from Old French matenot (sailor, bunkmate), most likely from Middle Dutch mattenoot (bunk fellow) or less likely Old Norse mötunautr (food companion).

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Matrose m (genitive Matrosen, plural Matrosen, feminine Matrosin)

  1. seaman; sailor (of low rank) (male or of unspecified sex)

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