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  • noun A waterfall.
  • noun Plural form of fall.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fall.

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  • noun a steep descent of the water of a river
  • noun the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)


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  • but I do remember this one! I wonder if one could describe it as a kind of subjunctive? I haven't got a clue, it's 3.30am. But "falls x" can be translated as "should x (be the case, etc.)"

    NB context of this comment is strictly German

    June 14, 2009