Schwager

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German swāger, from Old High German suāgur, from Proto-Germanic *swēgraz (husband's brother), from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱuros (husband's father).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃvaːɡɐ/, [ˈʃʋaːɡɐ]
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Noun[edit]

Schwager m (genitive Schwagers, plural Schwäger, female Schwägerin)

  1. brother-in-law
    Ist dieser Schwager der Mann Ihrer Schwester oder der Bruder Ihrer Frau?
    Is this brother-in-law your sister’s husband or your wife’s brother?
  2. (loosely) in-law; a fairly distant relative by marriage
    Das ist irgendein entfernter Schwager von mir.
    He’s some distant in-law of mine.

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