Zurich

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See also: Zúrich and Zürich

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: Zu‧rich

Proper noun[edit]

Zurich

  1. A city in Switzerland, on Lake Zurich, the capital of the canton of Zurich
  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.
  • Zurich, Zürich at Google Ngram Viewer

Dutch[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Zurich ?

  1. Zurich (the city)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Zurich

  1. Zurich (the canton or the city)