Sonntag

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sunne(n)tac, sun(n)tac, from Old High German sunnūntag (9th c.), from late Proto-Germanic *sunnōniz dagaz (day of the sun), a calque of Latin dies Solis (4th c.). Compare Low German Sünndag, Dutch zondag, West Frisian snein, English Sunday, Danish søndag.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔntaːk/, [ˈzɔntʰaˑkʰ] (standard)
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  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔntax/ (northern Germany and parts of central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔntaːx/ (parts of central Germany; chiefly colloquial)

Noun[edit]

Sonntag m (genitive Sonntages or Sonntags, plural Sonntage)

  1. Sunday (the first day of the week in many religious traditions, and the seventh day of the week in systems using the ISO 8601 standard)
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Proper noun[edit]

Sonntag n (genitive Sonntags)

  1. A municipality of Vorarlberg, Austria.
  2. (historical) Zyndaki, an East Prussian village in Poland

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