Jäger


Jäger

"Jäger" (singular "der Jäger", plural "die Jäger", pronounced|ˈjɛːgɐ, as in Yeager) is the German word for "hunter", and also a common German surname.

It is related to "die Jagd" (plural "die Jagden") for "the hunt", and "jagen" for "to hunt". In English it is often written with the ("double") plural "Jägers", or as "jaeger" (pl. "jaegers") or "jager" (pl. "jagers") to reflect the original "ae" combination that was replaced in German by the umlaut ä, a letter which does not exist in the English alphabet.

The various meanings of Jäger, Jaeger and Jager include:

Military

"See also: Huntsmen (military)"
*Jäger (military), a German military term for light infantry
*The Jäger March, the honorary march of many army detachments

Belgium

* Regiment Ardense Jagers, armoured infantry battalion
* 1st Regiment Jagers te Paard, mechanized reconnaissance battalion
* 2nd/4th Regiment Jagers te Paard, mechanized reconnaissance battalion with electronic warfare unit

Denmark

*Jægerkorpset, a special forces unit of the Royal Danish Army

Finland

*Finnish Jäger troops, volunteers from Finland in Germany trained as Jägers
*Guard Jaeger Regiment, a Finnish Army unit
*Jaeger Brigade, a unit of the Finnish Army
*Para Jägers, Special Operations Airborne Infantry in the Finnish army
*Utti Jaeger Regiment, the Finnish Army training and development centre for special forces and helicopter operations

Germany

*Fallschirmjäger, German paratroopers
*Feldjäger, the military police of the German Bundeswehr
*Feldjägerkorps, one of several military police organizations in the German Wehrmacht
*Gebirgsjäger, mountain infantry
**Karstjäger, Waffen SS mountain troops from the Austrian Karst
*German 28th Jäger Division, a military division during World War II
*Panzerjäger (Jagdpanzer), tank hunter or tank destroyer

The Netherlands

* Garderegiment Grenadiers en Jagers, guards regiment, an amalgamation of the Garderegiment Grenadiers and the Garderegiment Jagers. Consists of one air mobile infantry battalion
* Regiment Limburgse Jagers, line infantry (former 2nd Infantry Regiment). Consists of one armoured infantry battalion

Norway

*Hærens Jegerkommando, the armed forces competence center for ranger, airborne and counter terrorist duty in the Norwegian Army
*Jegerkompaniet, the Norwegian Army's northern-most unit
*Marinejegerkommandoen, a maritime special forces unit
*Grensejeger, border rangers at the border between Russia and Norway

Romania

*Vânători de Munte, or Mountain Hunters, one of the most active of the Romanian military elite forces

weden

*Jägare, elite units in the Swedish Armed Forces
*Fallskärmsjägarna, the Parachute Ranger Corps
*Fallskärmsjägarskolan, the Swedish Army's Parachute Ranger School

United States

The 24th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment was also known as the "Hecker Jaeger Regiment” after Friedrich Hecker, its original commander.

People

*Adolf Jäger, German amateur football (soccer) player
*Alvin Jaeger, North Dakota, United States, politician with the Republican Party
*Andrea Jaeger, former professional tennis player from the United States
*August Jaeger, English music publisher of German extraction
*Edmund Jaeger, US biologist
*Eduard Jäger von Jaxtthal, Austrian ophthalmologist
*Eric Jager, professor in the department of English at University of California, Los Angeles
*Finne Jager, up-and-coming trance music DJ from the Netherlands
*Frank Jæger, Danish poet
*Frans Maurits Jaeger (1877-1945) Dutch chemist
*Frederick Jaeger, German actor
*Friedrich Gustav Jaeger, resistance fighter in Nazi Germany and a member of the July 20 Plot
*Gerrit de Jager, Dutch comic-artist
*Gustav Jäger, German naturalist, physician and hygienist
*Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer, philosopher and political activist
*Hermann Jaeger, Swiss oenologist
*Jacob de Jager, general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
*Jan Kees de Jager, IT entrepreneur and politician in the Netherlands
*Jeff Jaeger, former American football placekicker
*Jonathan Jäger, French-born German professional footballer
*Karl Jäger, Swiss-born Nazi leader, commander of the SD Einsatzkommando 3
*Lorenz Jaeger, German prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
*Marike Jager, singer, guitarist and composer from the Netherlands
*Marilyn Jager Adams, internationally regarded for her research and applied work in the areas of cognition and education
*Maximilian Jaeger, Swiss Minister in Budapest from 1936 to 1944
*Michael Jäger, German artist
*Peta Taylor (married name Mary Jaegar), English cricketer
*Richard Jaeger, German politician
*Robert E. Jager, US composer
*Stefan Jäger, painter known for his depiction of and deep identification with the Danube Swabian community
*Tom Jager, US freestyle swimmer
*Werner Jaeger, German classicist
*Werner Jäger, Austrian ice speed skater

Animals

*Jaeger, Arctic seabird, one of several species of "Stercorariidae"

Fictional

*Gray Fox (Frank Jaeger), a recurring character in the "Metal Gear Solid" series
*Jagar Tharn, a fictional character of The Elder Scrolls universe
*Felix Jaeger, a fictional character in the Gotrek and Felix series
*Jaeger (comics), a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe
*Jägermonsters, a fictional race from the Girl Genius comics
*The Strong Jaeger, a red and yellow robot with a signature J on his chest appearing in the videos of songs of the same name in the beatmania IIDX music games
*Jäger is the field-name of the first and most basic of the Southern forces in the video and board game series Heavy Gear.

Other

*Armi Jager, an Italian firearms manufacturer
*Eheim, a German company that makes aquarium heaters under the name Jäger
*Hunter Jaegers, an Australian netball team
*Jaeger (automobile), an automobile built in Belleville, Michigan by the Jaeger Motor Car Company
*Jaeger (clothing), a United Kingdom clothing retailer
*Jaeger 70, a hybrid of two American species of grape
*Jaeger, a trademark owned by Magneti Marelli
*Jaeger, the North American name for the smaller species of the skua family of seabirds
*Jaeger-LeCoultre, a maker of watches
*Jaeger's Anetia, a species of butterfly in the Danaidae family
*Jager (plural Jagers), the Dutch word for hunter
*Jager was the name of the blue armor upgrade in the Zoids series
*Jager, an alternative name for Eger in Hungary
*Jägermeister, a German liquor
*Jägerbomb, a cocktail combining one shot of Jägermeister dropped into a glass of an energy drink
*Jagertee, a drink made by mixing rum into black tea
*Kerberos Panzer Jäger, a 2006 Japanese radio drama
*Pilgrim Jäger, a Japanese manga series
*Rote Jäger, a short-lived German military football club active during World War II
*Some early flintlock rifles were known as "Jäger rifles", see German military rifles

ee also

*Yeager
*Jagger


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