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    bettwarm

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    bettwarm sein = eine Person, die gerade aufgestanden ist und sich noch warm (von der Bettwärme) anfühlt
    AuthorIlldiko (763882) 06 Oct 12, 22:32
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    still warm from the bed
    #1Author Leonhard <de> (608265) 07 Oct 12, 00:25
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    Joyce/Bloom refers to Molly's 'ample bedwarmed flesh'.
    #2Author Carola (236513) 07 Oct 12, 01:06
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    Interesting question. When I imagine it, it comes out something like "Honey, you're still nice and cozy warm from bed."

    Is this a formal text? ;-)
    #3Author Ffive (876338) 07 Oct 12, 02:19
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    No, just plain fiction. Quite possible that there is no one-word equivalent in English. James Joyce's literary wording (#2) doesn't seem to have caught on with the general public.
    #4AuthorIlldiko (763882) 07 Oct 12, 02:32
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    @1: still warm from bed (no 'the').

    I don't see anything wrong with bed-warm: the meaning seems clear enough.
    #5Author John_2 (758048) 07 Oct 12, 09:20
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    Random word combinations, whose "meaning seems clear enough", is not what people are looking for here. The point is that of idiomaticity.
    #6AuthorIlldiko (763882) 07 Oct 12, 15:01
     
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