Schwein

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German swīn (akin to Old Saxon swin), from Proto-Germanic *swīną, from an adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *sū-. Compare Low German Swien, Dutch zwijn, English swine, Danish svin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃvaɪ̯n/, [ʃʰʋaɪ̯n], [ʃʰʋäe̯n], [ʃʰʋɑe̯n]
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯n

Noun[edit]

Schwein n ‎(genitive Schweins or Schweines, plural Schweine, diminutive Schweinchen n)

  1. swine, pig.
  2. (pejorative) A dirty, or unethical person.
  3. luck, good fortune

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