Meerschweinchen

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EtymologyEdit

From Meer (sea) +‎ Schwein (pig, swine) +‎ -chen (diminutive suffix), literally little sea pig, or from Meerschwein +‎ -chen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeːɐ̯ˌʃvaɪ̯nçn̩/, /ˈmeːɐ̯ˌʃvaɪ̯nçən/
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NounEdit

Meerschweinchen n (genitive Meerschweinchens, plural Meerschweinchen)

  1. guinea pig, cavy

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