Hitze

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hitze, from Old High German hizza, from Proto-Germanic *hitjō (heat); see *haitį̄. Cognate with Dutch hitte. Also related with English heat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Hit‧ze
  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪtsə/

Noun[edit]

Hitze f (genitive Hitze, plural (rare) Hitzen)

  1. heat

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural is rare, and only found in technical contexts.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Silesian: hica

Further reading[edit]

  • Hitze” in Duden online
  • Hitze” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • J. C. Adelung (1793–1801), “Hitze”, in Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart (in German), 2nd edition