Maultier

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German[edit]

Maultier

Etymology[edit]

From obsolete Maul (mule) +‎ Tier (animal). The former from Middle High German and Old High German mūl, from Latin mulus. Explanatory compound to distinguish from unrelated Maul (snout, muzzle). Cognate with Dutch muil (mule).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaʊ̯ltiːr/, [ˈmaʊ̯lˌti(ː)ɐ̯]
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Noun[edit]

Maultier n (strong, genitive Maultiers or Maultieres, plural Maultiere)

  1. mule (offspring of a male donkey and female horse)
    Coordinate term: Maulesel (hinny)
  2. (loosely) mule (hybrid offspring of a donkey and a horse regardless of their genders)
    Synonym: Muli

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