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.

Quotations[edit]


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 (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Alzheimers or (with an article) Alzheimer, feminine genitive Alzheimer, plural Alzheimers or Alzheimer)

  1. a surname

Etymology 2[edit]

Named after Alois Alzheimer.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alzheimer's disease
    Synonyms: Alzheimer-Krankheit; Alzheimersche Krankheit; Alzheimer-Erkrankung, Alzheimererkrankung, Alzheimersche Erkrankung; Alzheimer-Syndrom, Alzheimersyndrom, Alzheimersches Syndrom
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).
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Alzheimer” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Alzheimer” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Alzheimer” in Duden online

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Alzheimer m (invariable)

  1. (medicine) Alzheimer's disease

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /awˈzaj.meʁ/ [aʊ̯ˈzaɪ̯.meh], /awzˈʁaj.meʁ/ [aʊ̯zˈhaɪ̯.meh]
    • (São Paulo) IPA(key): /awˈzaj.meɾ/ [aʊ̯ˈzaɪ̯.meɾ], /awzˈʁaj.meɾ/ [aʊ̯zˈhaɪ̯.meɾ]
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /awˈzaj.meʁ/ [aʊ̯ˈzaɪ̯.meχ], /awʒˈʁaj.meʁ/ [aʊ̯ʒˈχaɪ̯.meχ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /awˈzaj.meɻ/ [aʊ̯ˈzaɪ̯.meɻ], /awzˈʁaj.meɻ/ [aʊ̯zˈhaɪ̯.meɻ]

Noun[edit]

Alzheimer m or f (uncountable)

  1. Ellipsis of doença de Alzheimer.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Alzheimer m (uncountable)

  1. Short for enfermedad de Alzheimer.

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