Auschwitz

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From German Auschwitz, the German name for the town known in Polish as Oświęcim, which the concentration camp was near.

Old Market Square in Oświęcim.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯ʃ.vɪts/, /ˈaʊ̯ʃ.wɪts/

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz

  1. A city in Poland, also called Oświęcim.
  2. A former concentration camp in what is now Poland; used metonymically for Nazi evil, the Holocaust.

Translations[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaʊ̯ʃvɪts/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz n (proper noun, genitive Auschwitz' or (with an article) Auschwitz)

  1. Oświęcim, Auschwitz (a town in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland)
  2. the former World War II concentration camp located nearby

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from German Auschwitz, from Polish Oświęcim.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz m inan (indeclinable)

  1. (historical) Auschwitz (concentration camp)
    Synonym: Auschwitz-Birkenau

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable

or

Further reading[edit]

  • Auschwitz in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Auschwitz in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz f

  1. Auschwitz, Oświęcim (a town in Lesser Poland, Poland)

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz m

  1. Auschwitz (Nazi concentration camp in the town of Auschwitz)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz m

  1. Auschwitz (a city in Poland)
  2. Auschwitz (concentration camp)