spækhugger

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From spæk (blubber) +‎ hugge (to hew) +‎ -er (agent noun), calque of German Speckhauer (dated). Compare also Norwegian Nynorsk spekkhoggar, Swedish späckhuggare.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spɛkhoɡər/, [ˈsb̥ɛɡ̊ˌhɔɡ̊ɐ]

NounEdit

spækhugger c (singular definite spækhuggeren, plural indefinite spækhuggere)

  1. orca, killer whale, Orcinus orca

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