Wahrschau

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German[edit]

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"Wahrschau" already appears in the 19th century (and not just in "in dem Herzogthum Wahrschau", "Wahrschau, bei Gottlieb Lügenicht. 1832" were it should mean Varsovia or Warsaw), and duden gives a different etymology. Also, Adelung has a verb wahrschauen, so maybe Wahrschau comes from that."
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Etymology[edit]

Compounded from wahr (true) + Schau (look), evolved since World War II as a term used in German military language for attention!

Noun[edit]

Wahrschau f

  1. warning, caution, attention

Interjection[edit]

Wahrschau!

  1. (military) Attention! Look out! Watch out!

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