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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kūz, kūze, from Old High German *kūz, from Proto-Germanic *kūts(bird of prey), from Proto-Indo-European *gū-(to cry, screech). Cognate with Old English cȳta(kite, bittern). See kite.

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NounEdit

Kauz m ‎(genitive Kauzes, plural Käuze)

  1. an owl species. (Käuze include the genera Aegolius and Strix, among others)
  2. a crank, odd fellow, codger

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External linksEdit

  • Kauz in Duden online