Schwein

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German swīn (akin to Old Saxon swin), from Proto-Germanic *swīną, from an adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *sū-. Compare Low German Swien, Dutch zwijn, English swine, Danish svin.

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NounEdit

Schwein n (genitive Schweins or Schweines, plural Schweine)

  1. swine, pig.
  2. (pejorative) A dirty, or unethical person.

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Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 03:09