unterschreiben

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German underschrīben, originally with first-syllable stress (pronunciation 2). A loan translation of Latin subscribere, analyzable as unter (under) +‎ schreiben (to write).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌʊntɐˈʃʁaɪ̯bən/, [ˌʔʊntɐˈʃʁaɪ̯bən], [-ˈʃʁaɪ̯bm̩]
  • Hyphenation: un‧ter‧schrei‧ben
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

unterschreiben (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present unterschreibt, past tense unterschrieb, past participle unterschrieben, past subjunctive unterschriebe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to sign (write one’s signature)
    Unterschreiben Sie bitte auf der punktierten Linie.
    Please sign on the dotted line.
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʊntɐˌʃʁaɪ̯bən/, [ˈʔʊntɐˌʃʁaɪ̯bən], [-ˌʃʁaɪ̯bm̩]
  • Hyphenation: un‧ter‧schrei‧ben

Verb[edit]

unterschreiben (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present schreibt unter, past tense schrieb unter, past participle untergeschrieben, past subjunctive schriebe unter, auxiliary haben)

  1. (obsolete) to sign
  2. (rather rare) to write under or below something
    Um das Iota der langen Diphthonge in einer griechischen Handschrift hinzuzufügen, war man gezwungen, es unterzuschreiben.
    In order to add the iota of the long diphthongs in a Greek manuscript, one was constrained to write it below [the line].
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  • The form in which sense 2 most commonly occurs is the past participle, untergeschrieben.
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