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Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
29-Jan-03 - 07:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: German 'Catters? Help with translation
Subject: RE: BS: German 'Catters? Help with translation
Final solution: addition

Today I got two references from my visiting researcher:

1. In the East German edition of the Grimm Fairy Tales Meerhäschen is explained as Guinea pig. (Kinder und Hausmärchen / gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm. - Berlin und Weimar : Aufbau, 1979. - pg. 780)

2. In the Saxon language Meerhäschen denotes the rabbit, a smaller relative of the hare. (Haltrich, Josef: Sächsische Volksmärchen aus Siebenbürgen. - [Repr. of the ed. Berlin, 1856]. - Bukarest : Kriterion, 1971. - pg. 444: sax. Miërhôsen, Miërhâsken = Kaninchen)

Wilfried