German edit

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Etymology edit

Leber (liver) +‎ Tran (fish oil)

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

Lebertran m (strong, genitive Lebertranes or Lebertrans, no plural)

  1. cod liver oil

Usage notes edit

  • There is a widespread belief in the German-speaking countries that cod liver oil is made from whale livers. This may be due to the fact that the word Tran most often refers to whale oil. Compare the same in Dutch levertraan.

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • Lebertran” in Duden online
  • Lebertran” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache