faulenzen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vūlezen (originally “to rot”), which is derived from the predecessor of German faul ‎(rotten; lazy) with an intensifying suffix -ezzen (see Proto-Germanic *-atjaną). Later on -n- was infixed, either caused by or causing an association with Lenz (“spring-time”, and hence “time of joy”). Compare also the expression ein lauer Lenz ‎(a period of idleness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaʊ̯ˌlɛn(t)sən/, [ˈfaʊ̯ˌlɛntsən], [-ˌlɛnsən], [-ˌlɛntsn̩], [-ˌlɛnsn̩]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

faulenzen ‎(third-person singular simple present faulenzt, past tense faulenzte, past participle gefaulenzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to laze

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German.

Verb[edit]

faulenzen ‎(past participle gefaulenzt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to laze about

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