Trampeltier

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German[edit]

Zwei Trampeltiere

Etymology[edit]

Deformation of Latin dromedarius, reanalysed by folk etymology as trampeln (to trample) +‎ Tier (a beast). Cognate of German Dromedar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʁampl̩ˌtiːɐ̯/
  • Hyphenation: Tram‧pel‧tier

Noun[edit]

Trampeltier n (genitive Trampeltieres or Trampeltiers, plural Trampeltiere)

  1. Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus)
  2. clumsy person, klutz, bull in a china shop

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