entgegen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German engegen, from Old High German ingegin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔɛntˈɡeːɡŋ̩], [ʔɛntˈɡeːɡən]

Adverb[edit]

entgegen

  1. against

Derived terms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

entgegen

  1. (with dative) toward
    Das Kind läuft der Mutter entgegen : The child runs toward the mother.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (chemistry) used as an abbreviation, E, for trans (see also zusammen)