Abitur

See also: abitur

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Abitur.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Abitur (plural Abiturs)

  1. A group of exams taken in the final year of German secondary school. [found in English since the mid 20th century]

ReferencesEdit

  • Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5

GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Abitur n (genitive Abiturs, plural Abiture)

  1. final exams taken by pupils at the end of their secondary education in Germany and Finland

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • Matura (used in Austria)
  • Maturität (used in Austria)

Derived termsEdit

  • Abiturzeugnis
  • Zentralabitur

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 26 March 2014, at 21:13