05:35 Feb 15, 2018
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English to English translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: deranzeef
One of the most terrible words in any language is Soldier. The synonyms parade through our history: yogahnee, trooper, hussar, kareebo, cossack, *deranzeef*, legionnaire, sardaukar, fish speaker...I know them all.
--quoted from the God Emperor of Dune (1981, science fiction) by Frank Herbert (link:

I think this word was coined by the author, but could you help to guess what is the connection, if any, between "deranzeef" and "soldier"? Maybe it is from a foreign language, a word game or something.
Thank you!
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