entsetzen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ent- +‎ setzen, thus etymologically “to bring somebody out (of a state, a condition)”, and hence the two senses of to horrify (i.e. to bring out of tranquility) and to relieve (i.e. to bring out of a siege). Both senses are old and are already found in Old High German intsezzen. Compare Dutch ontzetten.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛntˈzɛtsən/, [ɛndˈzɛtsən], [ɛndˈzɛtsn̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ɛnˈtsɛtsən/ (also common; by assimilation)
  • Hyphenation: ent‧set‧zen

Verb[edit]

entsetzen ‎(third-person singular simple present entsetzt, past tense entsetzte, past participle entsetzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to shock, to horrify, to appall
  2. (military, dated) to relieve (a town or fortress from a siege)

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ent- +‎ setzen.

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Verb[edit]

entsetzen ‎(past participle entsat, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to horrify, to appall
  2. (reflexive) to be horrified, to be appalled

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