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) to make erliegen, to make succumb
  2. to hunt down (wild game)
  3. (euphemistic) to cull (livestock)
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