Vielfraß

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German vilvrāʒ; compare Old High German vilifrāʒ, from frāʒ (eater) (modern German Fresser).

Noun[edit]

Vielfraß m (genitive Vielfraßes, plural Vielfraße)

  1. (figuratively) glutton (person who eats a lot)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German, from Old Norse fjellfräs (mountain cat), from fjall (mountain) (cognate to English fell (mountain)). Respelled based on the folk-etymological belief that it had the same derivation as Vielfraß (gluttonous person).

Noun[edit]

Vielfraß m (genitive Vielfraßes, plural Vielfraße)

  1. wolverine, glutton (Gulo gulo)

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