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Hinterlassenschaft

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

hinterlassen (to leave behind; to bequeath) +‎ -schaft

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌhɪntɐˈlasənˌʃaft/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Hinterlassenschaft f (genitive Hinterlassenschaft, plural Hinterlassenschaften)

  1. (formal) bequest; legacy (property left for inheritance)
  2. (often in the plural) heritage (artefacts or sometimes cultural creations left for posterity)
  3. (often in the plural, colloquial) something left behind and not cleared away, such as bottles and glasses after a party
  4. (colloquial, euphemistic) feces

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