erlegen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛɐ̯ˈleːɡŋ̩/, /ɛɐ̯ˈleːɡən/
  • Hyphenation: er‧le‧gen
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Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

erlegen

  1. past participle of erliegen

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German erleggen, from Old High German arleggen, irleccen, from Proto-Germanic *uzlagjaną. Equivalent to er- +‎ legen.

Verb[edit]

erlegen (third-person singular simple present erlegt, past tense erlegte, past participle erlegt, auxiliary haben)

  1. causative of erliegen: to make succumb
  2. (formal) to hunt down (wild game)
  3. (euphemistic) to cull (livestock)
  4. (regional outside Austria) to pay a sum of money
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