zeugen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzøːɣə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -øːɣən

Noun[edit]

zeugen

  1. Plural form of zeug

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ziugen, geziugen, from Old High German giziugon, from ziug. Equivalent to Zeug +‎ -en.[1] Cognate with Vilamovian cajgia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡sɔʏ̯ɡən/, [ˈt͡sɔʏ̯ɡn̩], [ˈt͡sɔʏ̯ɡŋ̍], [ˈt͡sɔʏ̯ɡən]
  • Hyphenation: zeu‧gen
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

zeugen (weak, third-person singular present zeugt, past tense zeugte, past participle gezeugt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to beget, father, procreate
  2. to testify, bear witness, declare

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffi de Jong (2018), chapter 1, in The Witness as Object: Video Testimony in Memorial Museums (Museums and Collections; 10) (in English), Berghahn Books, →ISBN, page 34: “The German word for witness, 'Zeuge', goes back to the Old High German 'giziugon' and the Middle High German 'ziugen', meaning 'producing through technical activity'.”

Further reading[edit]

  • zeugen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • zeugen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • zeugen” in Duden online
  • zeugen” in OpenThesaurus.de