Regenwurm

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German regenwurm, from Old High German reganwurm, from Proto-Germanic [Term?]. Analysable as Regen (rain) +‎ Wurm (worm), so called because of the animal’s habit of surfacing after rainfall. Cognate with Old English reġnwyrm, whence English rainworm.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈreːɡənˌvʊrm/, [ˈʁeːɡŋ̍ˌʋʊɐ̯m]
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Noun[edit]

Regenwurm m (genitive Regenwurms or Regenwurmes, plural Regenwürmer)

  1. earthworm

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