feige

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • feig (colloquial or poetic)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German feigi(appointed for death, ungodly), from Proto-Germanic *faigijaz(cowardly, wicked, fey, doomed to die), from Proto-Indo-European *pAik-, *pAig-(ill-meaning, bad). Cognate with Dutch veeg 'dying, doomed, perilous, cowardly', English fey 'doomed to die'.

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Adjective[edit]

feige ‎(comparative feiger, superlative am feigsten)

  1. cowardly, yellow
    Die feigen Soldaten wurden ausgepeitscht
    The cowardly soldiers were flogged

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Adverb[edit]

feige

  1. cowardly
    Er hat sich feige vor der Auseinandersetzung gedrückt.
    He′s cowardly chickened out of the argument.