Re: "Unehelichen"/Illegitimacy: applied to mother or child? #germany


Rodney Eisfelder
 

Michael,
In this context, I think unehelichen means unmarried, and refers to the mother. Ehe means a marriage, Eheleute means a married couple.
Caveat: I am not a qualified translator, and my German is definitely not fluent.

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

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