Sündenbock

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of Sünde (sin) +‎ -n- +‎ Bock (he-goat; buck).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzʏndənˌbɔk/
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NounEdit

Sündenbock m (genitive Sündenbocks or Sündenbockes, plural Sündenböcke)

  1. scapegoat (goat imbued with the sins of the people)
  2. scapegoat (someone punished for someone else's error(s))

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