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Compound of an- (on, at) +‎ zünden (to ignite, kindle). Akin to Old English ontendan, Swedish antända, Norwegian antenne.


  • IPA(key): /ˈanˌt͡sʏndən/
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  • Hyphenation: an‧zün‧den
  • Audio (Austria):(file)



anzünden (weak, third-person singular present zündet an, past tense zündete an, past participle angezündet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to light (anything flammable)
  2. (transitive) to strike (a match)
  3. (transitive) to set on fire, to set fire to
  4. (transitive) to kindle (as in the process of making a camping fire or something comparable)
  5. (transitive) to torch (used when referring to arson or the destruction of vehicles by fire)



Derived terms


Further reading

  • anzünden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • anzünden” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • anzünden” in Duden online
  • anzünden” in