See also: zone, zoné, zône, zonë, and żonę

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsoːnə/
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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed, partially via French zone, from Latin zona, from Ancient Greek ζώνη (zṓnē, belt).

NounEdit

Zone f (genitive Zone, plural Zonen)

  1. zone
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Etymology 2Edit

Short for Sowjetische Besatzungszone (Soviet occupation zone), the common West German name for the GDR before 1970 (and a colloquial name after it).

Proper nounEdit

Zone f (genitive Zone)

  1. (historical, chiefly informal, often derogatory) the German Democratic Republic (GDR)
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Further readingEdit

  • Zone” in Duden online

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ζώνη (Zṓnē).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Zōnē f sg (genitive Zōnēs); first declension

  1. a promontory on the southern coast of Thrace
  2. a town on this promontory

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun (Greek-type), with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Zōnē
Genitive Zōnēs
Dative Zōnae
Accusative Zōnēn
Ablative Zōnē
Vocative Zōnē
Locative Zōnae

ReferencesEdit

  • Zone in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Zone in William Smith, editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly, 1854, 1857