schwanger

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See also: schwänger

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German swanger, from Old High German swangar, from West Germanic *swangra- (heavy), further origin unknown. Cognate with Old English swangor, Dutch zwanger (pregnant) and Lithuanian sunkùs (heavy; difficult).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃvaŋər/, [ˈʃʋäŋɐ]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

schwanger (not comparable)

  1. pregnant (of humans)
  2. (chiefly colloquial, sometimes frowned upon) pregnant, gravid (of animals)
  3. (poetic) full of, laden with

Usage notes[edit]

  • The father is named with the preposition von: Sie ist schwanger von ihrem Mann Peter.
  • The child is named with the preposition mit: Sie ist schwanger mit ihrem dritten Kind.

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Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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schwanger

  1. pregnant

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