Abitur

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Borrowed from German Abitur.

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Abitur (plural Abiturs)

  1. A group of exams taken in the final year of German secondary school. [found in English since the mid 20th century]

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Attested since the 1890s. A shortening of Abiturium — this being why it is neuter despite terminating in the usually feminine ending “-ur” —, itself short for Latin exāmen abiturium, from abitureō (I wish to leave), desiderative construction of abeō (I leave, go off). For more, see also Abiturient. Compare Physikum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˌabiˈtuːɐ̯]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːɐ̯

Noun[edit]

Abitur n (strong, genitive Abiturs, plural Abiture)

  1. (Germany) final exams taken by pupils at the end of their secondary education in Germany and Finland
    Synonyms: (used in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) Matura; (used in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) Maturität

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  • English: Abitur
  • Norwegian Bokmål: abitur
  • Portuguese: Abitur

Further reading[edit]

  • Abitur” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Abitur” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Abitur” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Abitur on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Abitur.

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Abitur m (uncountable)

  1. Abitur (group of exams taken in the final year of German secondary school)