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Samstag

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German sam(e)ztac, from Old High German sambaztag, from Gothic *sambatō, from Late Greek σάμβατον (sámbaton) ‘sabbath’ (compare Old French sambedi, Romansch somda).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzamstaːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈzamstax/ (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
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NounEdit

Samstag m (genitive Samstags or Samstages, plural Samstage)

  1. (now dominant except in former East Germany) Saturday

Usage notesEdit

Samstag is the only common word for “Saturday” in western Germany, southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (in standard usage). See Sonnabend for information on this (declining) synonym.

SynonymsEdit

  • (eastern and, traditionally, northern Germany): Sonnabend

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