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[ahkh-too ng] /ˈɑx tʊŋ/
interjection, German.
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Word Origin and History for Achtung


German word used to command attention, from German achtung, from acht (n.) "attention, care, heed, consideration," achten (v.) "pay attention to, regard, esteem, respect," from Old High German ahton "pay attention to," a general Germanic word akin to Old English eahtian "to estimate, esteem, consider, praise," but with no living native descendants in English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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