Hitler

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English

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A 1936 portrait of Adolf Hitler

Etymology

The surname Hitler is a variation of Hiedler, a surname applied to those who resided near a Hiedl (subterranean river) (Bavarian dialect). [1][2] Earlier theories[3] derived the surname from Hüttler (also spelled Huettler), either meaning "one who lives in a hut", from Hütte (hut), or from hüten (guard, look after).

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Proper noun

Hitler

  1. A surname of Austrian origin.
    1. Ellipsis of Adolf Hitler; Führer of the Nazi Party and chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945; particularly as the embodiment of Nazism.
      • 1941, George Orwell, The Lion and the Unicorn, Pt. II:
        The British ruling class are fighting against Hitler, whom they have always regarded and whom some of them still regard as their protector against Bolshevism. That does not mean that they will deliberately sell out; but it does mean that at every decisive moment they are likely to falter, pull their punches, do the wrong thing. Until the Churchill Government called some sort of halt to the process, they have done the wrong thing with an unerring instinct ever since 1931.
      • 1964, David Hugh Freeman, A Philosophical Study of Religion[2], page 241:
        What is one curious about when he asks, What is evil? The question makes no sense, unless the questioner is satisfied with such answers as: Death is evil, pain is evil, Hitler is evil.
      • 1977, Peter Thomas Geach, Providence and Evil[3], page 41:
        ...the description we give of God’s knowledge concerning Hitler has to be different after Hitler’s death; it is manifest that there has been a change on Hitler’s side, and that this, in view of the logic of omniscience, makes a difference to what we can truly say about God’s knowledge; it is not manifest that there must have been a real change of mind on God's side. And Aquinas can say this...
      • 1994, Karen A. Rasler, William R. Thompson, The great powers and global struggle, 1490-1990[4]:
        Mueller is even less convincing in his suggestion that World War II might never have happened if Hitler had never been born.
      • 2007, Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion[5]:
        People do evil things (Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein).

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Noun

Hitler (plural Hitlers)

  1. (often used in India, derogatory) A dictatorial person; someone who loves to exert their power and influence over others. (often used as a term of abuse)
    • 1986, William Borman, Gandhi and Non-Violence:
      How does he support his position against the prima facie case in favor of the strongly counterintuitive claim that non-violence would necessarily defeat a Hitler?
    • 2019 February 18, Tulsi Kamath, “Boy, 7, called ‘little Hitler’ for raising money for Wall, mom says”, in KXAN[6]:
      “He was called a ‘little Hitler’ yesterday,” Stevens said. “A guy pointed at him in his car and then he said that we didn’t like brown people. I don’t understand that at all.”
    Don't you think you could try sorting your rubbish instead of tossing everything out together? Ok, Hitler.

References

  1. ^ 2005, Jürgen Udolph, Sebastian Fitzek, Professor Udolphs Buch der Namen: Woher sie kommen, was sie bedeuten (C. Bertelsmann, München/Munich)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ expressed in e.g.: 1956, Franz Jetzinger, Hitlers Jugend: Phantasien, Lügen und die Wahrheit (Europa-Verlag, Wien/Vienna)

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Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from German Hitler.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦit.lər/
  • Hyphenation: Hit‧ler

Proper noun

Hitler m

  1. Hitler (Adolf Hitler, German dictator)

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɪtlɐ]
  • Hyphenation: Hit‧ler
  • (file)

Proper noun

Hitler m (proper noun, strong, genitive Hitlers)

  1. a surname
  2. Adolf Hitler

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Polish

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Etymology

Borrowed from German Hitler.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxit.lɛr/
  • Rhymes: -itlɛr
  • Syllabification: Hit‧ler

Proper noun

Hitler m pers

  1. Hitler (Adolf Hitler)

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Further reading

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

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from German Hitler.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Hitler m

  1. Hitler (Adolf Hitler, German dictator)

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Noun

Hitler m (plural Hitlers or Hitleres)

  1. (derogatory) Hitler (a dictatorial or excessively bossy person)

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Spanish

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Proper noun

Hitler m

  1. Hitler (Adolf Hitler, German dictator)

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