Alzheimer

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See also: alzheimer and alzhéimer

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Alzheimer (plural Alzheimers)

  1. (medicine, rare) Somebody with Alzheimer's disease.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaltshaɪ̯mər/, [ˈʔalt͡sˌhaɪ̯.mɐ], [ˈʔal.t͡saɪ̯.mɐ]
  • Hyphenation: Alz‧hei‧mer
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Etymology 1[edit]

A form of Altesheim (old hamlet)[1] +‎ -er; see altes and Heim.

Proper noun[edit]

Alzheimer m or f (genitive Alzheimers)

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

Named after Alois Alzheimer.

Noun[edit]

Alzheimer n or m (genitive Alzheimer or Alzheimers, no plural)

  1. Alzheimer's disease
Usage notes[edit]
  • Alzheimer is the usual form in German and is not particularly informal. The compounds below are used chiefly for clarity. In formal style they are also preferable when the word is construed with a determiner or adjective. Thus, eine schwere Alzheimer-Erkrankung (a grave form of Alzheimer's disease), for which less formally also schweres Alzheimer (or for some speakers schwerer Alzheimer).
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, George Fenwick (2006), “Alzheim, Alzheimer, Altesheim”, in German-American Names, 3rd edition, →ISBN: “(old hamlet)”

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Alzheimer m (invariable)

  1. (medicine) Alzheimer's disease

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Alzheimer m (uncountable)

  1. Short for enfermedad de Alzheimer.