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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German twanc, from Old High German geduang. Belongs to the verb zwingen.[1] Cognates include: Dutch dwang, Swedish tvång.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡svaŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -aŋ

NounEdit

Zwang m (genitive Zwanges, plural Zwänge)

  1. compulsion, obligation

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Zwang”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, →ISBN

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