Mittag

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German, from Old High German mittitac, compound of mitti- (see Mitte) and -tac (see Tag). Cognate to Dutch middag.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪtaːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪtax/ (colloquial, in northern and central Germany)
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  • Hyphenation: Mit‧tag

Noun[edit]

Mittag m (genitive Mittags, plural Mittage)

  1. noon, midday (roughly the time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m)
    Sie hat bis Mittag geschlafen.
    She slept until midday.
  2. (somewhat informal, short for Mittagessen) lunch
    Wann gibt's Mittag?
    When is lunch ready?
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