Maulwurf

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a word with the meaning of hill (compare dialectal Mugel (hillock)), not related with Maul (mouth). More at mouldwarp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaʊ̯lˌvʊʁf/
  • (file)
  • (Austria)
    (file)
  • Hyphenation: Maul‧wurf

Noun[edit]

Maulwurf m (genitive Maulwurfes, plural Maulwürfe)

  1. mole (small, burrowing insectivore of the family Talpidae)
  2. (figuratively) mole (internal spy)

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