Zug

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See also: zug and zúg

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Zug

  1. A canton of Switzerland.
  2. A town in Switzerland, the capital of the canton of Zug.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (canton): the canton of Zug

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zuc, zug, from Old High German zug, from Proto-Germanic *tugiz, an abstract noun belonging to Proto-Germanic *teuhaną.[1] Cognate with Dutch teug, Old English tyge.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡suːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /t͡sʊx/ (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
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  • Rhymes: -uːk, -ʊx

Noun[edit]

Zug m (genitive Zugs or Zuges, plural Züge)

  1. train (multiple vehicles one behind the other, particularly travelling on rails)
  2. pull (force that pulls in a specific direction)
  3. draught (of air)
  4. traction
  5. course
  6. (from a cigarette, etc.) draught
  7. (from a drink) draught, gulp
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 36:
      Ein frisch gefülltes Glas Champagner stand vor ihm. Er trank es in einem Zug aus – mit Lust, fast mit Begier.
      A freshly filled glass of champaign was in front of him. He emptied it in one draught – with pleasure, almost with greed.
  8. stroke
  9. feature, trait
  10. (military) platoon
  11. (board games) move

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Zug” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1