Ab·​ge·​sang ˈäp-gə-ˌzäng How to pronounce Abgesang (audio)
: the concluding section in musical and poetic bar form compare stollen entry 1

Word History


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

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Abgesang was in 1858

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“Abgesang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abgesang. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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