Zone

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See also: zone, zoné, zône, zonë, and żonę

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsoːnə/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed, partially via French zone, from Latin zona, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zṓnē, belt).

Noun[edit]

Zone f (genitive Zone, plural Zonen)

  1. zone
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for Sowjetische Besatzungszone (Soviet occupation zone), the common West German name for the GDR before 1970 (and a colloquial name after it).

Proper noun[edit]

Zone f (proper noun, genitive Zone)

  1. (historical, chiefly informal, often derogatory) the German Democratic Republic (GDR)
    Synonyms: DDR, Ostzone
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Further reading[edit]

  • Zone” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Zone” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Zone” in Duden online
  • Zone on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ζώνη (Zṓnē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Zōnē f sg (genitive Zōnēs); first declension

  1. a promontory on the southern coast of Thrace
  2. a town on this promontory

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun (Greek-type), with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Zōnē
Genitive Zōnēs
Dative Zōnae
Accusative Zōnēn
Ablative Zōnē
Vocative Zōnē
Locative Zōnae

References[edit]

  • Zone in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Zone”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly