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EtymologyEdit

Expanded from earlier Schwieger (mother-in-law), from Old High German swigar, from Proto-Indo-European *sweḱruh₂- (woman's mother-in-law) (compare *swéḱuros (woman's father-in-law)). Synchronically analyzable as schwieger- +‎ Mutter.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃviːɡɐˌmʊtɐ/

NounEdit

Schwiegermutter f (genitive Schwiegermutter, plural Schwiegermütter)

  1. mother-in-law

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