- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌæbiˈtʊə(ɹ)/, /ˌæbɪˈtʊə(ɹ)/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌæbiˈtʊɹ/, /ˌæbɪˈtʊɹ/
Abitur (plural Abiturs)
- A group of exams taken in the final year of German secondary school. [found in English since the mid 20th century]
- Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5
Attested since the 1890s. A shortening of Abiturium, itself short for Latin examen abiturium, from abiturire (“wish to leave”), desiderative construction of abīre (“leave, go off”). For more, see also Abiturient. Compare Physikum.