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Origin and Etymology of abgesang
borrowed from German Abgesang, from ab- “down, from” (going back to Old High German ab, aba, preposition) + Gesang “song, singing,” going back to Middle High German gesanc, from ge-, collective prefix (going back to Old High German ge-, ga-) + sanc “song, singing,” going back to Old High German — more at 1of, co-, song
First Known Use: 1858
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