Matratze

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German materaz, from Old French materas, from Arabic مَطْرَح(maṭraḥ). The modern German form was influenced by older Italian materazzo and/or Medieval Latin matracium, from the same Arabic source. (The Old French form may have been borrowed via Italian, too.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈtʁat͡sə/
  • Rhymes: -atsə
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NounEdit

Matratze f (genitive Matratze, plural Matratzen)

  1. mattress (a pad often of soft cushiony material for sleeping on)
  2. (vulgar, derogatory slang) a promiscuous woman; whore; slut

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DescendantsEdit

  • Belarusian: матрац (matrac)
  • Russian: матрац (matrac)
    • Bezhta: [script needed] (matrac)

Further readingEdit

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

HunsrikEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Matratze f

  1. plural of Matratz