Zürich

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See also: Zurich and Zúrich

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German. The name's origin is probably ultimately from a Celtic root for water; compare Proto-Celtic *dubros (water).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈzɜɹ.ɪk/, /zʊɹ.ɪk/, /-ɪx/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈzjʊə.ɹɪk/, /-ɪx/
  • Hyphenation: Zü‧rich

Proper noun[edit]

Zürich

  1. A city in Switzerland, on Lake Zürich, the capital of the canton of Zürich
  2. A canton of Switzerland

Usage notes[edit]

The native English form of the word is Zurich, which represents the usual pronunciation with initial /z/. The form Zürich in English arises from the common conception that holds foreign diacritics optional but more correct in English spelling. Both spellings are valid.

The form Zürich may also be used to indicate the German pronunciation, with initial /ts/.

Synonyms[edit]

  • the canton of Zürich, the canton of Zurich

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mills, A.D., A Dictionary of English Place Names, 2nd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Zürich

  1. Zürich

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Zürich (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Zürich
genitive Zürichin
partitive Zürichia
illative Zürichiin
singular plural
nominative Zürich
accusative nom. Zürich
gen. Zürichin
genitive Zürichin
partitive Zürichia
inessive Zürichissa
elative Zürichista
illative Zürichiin
adessive Zürichilla
ablative Zürichilta
allative Zürichille
essive Zürichina
translative Zürichiksi
instructive
abessive Zürichitta
comitative

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Turicum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsyːrɪç/, /ˈtsʏrɪç/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Zü‧rich

Proper noun[edit]

Zürich n (genitive Zürichs)

  1. Zürich (city and canton)

Derived terms[edit]