Abort

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally “remote place”, at first in Middle Low German afort (16th century). The contemporary sense as a euphemism since the 18th century. Analysable as ab (off, away) +‎ Ort (place).

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Abort m (genitive Abortes, plural Aborte)

  1. (dated) toilet, loo

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin abortus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈbɔʁt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Abort m (genitive Abortes, plural Aborte)

  1. (formal, medicine) miscarriage, spontaneous abortion, abort
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