anzünden

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) to light (anything flamable)
  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)

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