Zucker

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zucker, from Old High German zuckar, from early Italian zucchero, from Arabic سُكَّر (sukkar), from Persian شکر (šakar), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śárkarā, ground or candied sugar", originally "grit, gravel), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorkeh₂ (gravel, boulder). Cognates include Czech cukr and Dutch suiker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsʊkɐ/
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  • Hyphenation: Zu‧cker
  • Hyphenation: Zuk‧ker (dated)
  • Rhymes: -ʊkɐ

Noun[edit]

Zucker m (genitive Zuckers, plural Zucker)

  1. (usually uncountable) sugar
    ein Stück Zuckera lump of sugar
  2. (uncountable, slightly informal) diabetes

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