Zeichen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zeichen, from Old High German zeihhan (sign, symbol), from Proto-Germanic *taikną, *taiknaz (sign), from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (to show). Cognate with Dutch teken, English token, Swedish tecken.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsaɪ̯çən/, [ˈt͡saɪ̯.çn̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Zei‧chen
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Zeichen n (genitive Zeichens, plural Zeichen, diminutive Zeichlein n or Zeichelchen n)

  1. sign, token
  2. sign, mark
  3. (typography) character
  4. (religion) sign, miracle, prodigy

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  • Polish: cecha[1]

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