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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

Recorded since 1579, from two virtual synonyms: obsolete _quag_ (“bog, marsh”) (a variant of Middle English _quabbe_ (“a marsh, bog”), from Old English *_cwabba_ (“shake, tremble like something soft and flabby”); cognate with Dutch _kwab_) + _mire_ (from Middle English, from Old Norse _mýrr_, akin to Old English _mōs_ (“marsh”) and English _moss_). The sense "difficult situation, inextricable position" is recorded since 1775. Alternative: Apparently a var. of the earlier _quakemire_, from _quake_ + _mire_.

Recorded since 1579, from two virtual synonyms: obsolete quag (bog, marsh) (a variant of Middle English quabbe (a marsh, bog), from Old English *cwabba (shake, tremble like something soft and flabby); cognate with Dutch kwab) + mire (from Middle English, from Old Norse mýrr, akin to Old English mōs (marsh) and English moss). The sense "difficult situation, inextricable position" is recorded since 1775.

Alternative: Apparently a var. of the earlier quakemire, from quake + mire.

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒɡ.maɪə(ɹ)/ * (US) IPA(key): /ˈkwæɡ.maɪəɹ/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒɡ.maɪə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkwæɡ.maɪəɹ/

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

QUAGMIRE (_plural_ QUAGMIRES) * A swampy, soggy area of ground. _That QUAGMIRE regularly 'swallows' caught-up hikers' boots_ * (figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament. _The paperwork got lost in a QUAGMIRE of bureaucracy._ _Those election results are a QUAGMIRE for any coalition except one of national union_ SYNONYMS * (a swampy, soggy area of ground): bog, marsh (land), mire, quag TRANSLATIONS

quagmire (plural quagmires)

  1. A swampy, soggy area of ground.
    That quagmire regularly 'swallows' caught-up hikers' boots
  2. (figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
    The paperwork got lost in a quagmire of bureaucracy.
    Those election results are a quagmire for any coalition except one of national union

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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* ^ “quagmire” in Douglas Harper, _Online Etymology Dictionary_ (2001). * ^ quagmire in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * quagmire at _OneLook Dictionary Search_

  1. ^ “quagmire” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ quagmire in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


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