fauchen

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • pfauchen (still occasionally in southern Germany and Austria, otherwise obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German pfūchen, phūchen, from Old High German *pfūhhan (to spit, puff), from Proto-Germanic *pukaną (to spit, puff), from Proto-Indo-European *beu- (to blow, swell). The modern onset f- instead of pf- is from an East Central German dialect. Compare English puke.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaʊ̯xən/, [ˈfaʊ̯xən], [ˈfaʊ̯xn̩]

Verb[edit]

fauchen (third-person singular simple present faucht, past tense fauchte, past participle gefaucht, auxiliary haben)

  1. (animal sound) to hiss, to spit

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