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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ougenblick (quick glance), corresponding to Auge (eye) +‎ -n- +‎ Blick (glance). Cognate to Danish øjeblik, Dutch ogenblik, Icelandic augnablik, Swedish ögonblick, Yiddish אויגנבליק(oygnblik), Norwegian øyeblikk. Compare English eyeblink.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊɡənblɪk/, /aʊɡənˈblɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪk

NounEdit

Augenblick m (genitive Augenblicks or Augenblickes, plural Augenblicke)

  1. moment, blink of an eye (very short period of time)
    Synonym: Moment
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