See also: Zürich and Zúrich

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German. The name's origin is probably ultimately from a Celtic root for water; compare Proto-Celtic *dubros (water).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈzɜɹ.ɪk/, /zʊɹ.ɪk/, /-ɪx/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈzjʊə.ɹɪk/, /-ɪx/
  • Hyphenation: Zu‧rich

Proper nounEdit

Zurich

  1. The capital city of Zurich canton, Switzerland, on Lake Zurich.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.

Usage notesEdit

The native English form of the word is Zurich, which represents the usual pronunciation with initial /z/. The form Zürich in English arises from the common conception that holds foreign diacritics optional but more correct in English spelling. Both spellings are valid.

The form Zürich may also be used to indicate the German pronunciation, with initial /ts/.

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mills, A.D., A Dictionary of English Place Names, 2nd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Zurich, Zürich at Google Ngram Viewer

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Zürich.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: Zu‧rich

Proper nounEdit

Zurich n

  1. Zurich (the capital city of Zurich canton, Switzerland)

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /zy.ʁik/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Zurich ?

  1. Zurich (the capital city of Zurich canton, Switzerland)
  2. Zurich (a canton of Switzerland)