saufen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sūfan, from Proto-Germanic *sūpaną. Cognate with Dutch zuipen, Swedish supa (Old Norse súpa), English sup.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈzaʊfən]
  • Hyphenation: sau‧fen

Verb[edit]

saufen (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present säuft, past tense soff, past participle gesoffen, past subjunctive söffe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive, of an animal) to drink
  2. (transitive or intransitive, colloquial, of a person) to guzzle alcohol; to booze

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “saufen” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1