dauerlauf

noun dau·er·lauf \ˈdau̇(ə)rˌlau̇f\

Definition of dauerlauf

plural

dauerlaufs

\-fs\ or

dauerläufe

\-lȯifə\
  1. :  a long-distance cross-country ski race of approximately 35 miles — compare langlauf

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Origin and Etymology of dauerlauf

German, from dauer- long-lasting (from dauern to last, from Middle High German dūren, tūren, from Middle Low German dūren, from Latin durare) + lauf race, run, running, from Old High German louf — more at dure, leap


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