Wisent

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German[edit]

Wisent

Etymology[edit]

Partly inherited, partly a 19th-century borrowing from Middle High German wisent, from Old High German wisunt, wisant, from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz. Cognate with Middle Dutch wesent, Middle Low German wēsent, Old English weosend. Due to the learned origin, pronounced with a full vowel in the unstressed syllable. Doublet of Bison. See English bison for more.

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Wisent m or n (genitive Wisentes, plural Wisente)

  1. wisent, European bison (Bison bonasus)
    Synonym: Europäischer Bison

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