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
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Proper noun[edit]

Sonntag n (genitive Sonntags)

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

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