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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 Ger., from acht (n.) "attention, care, heed, consideration," achten (v.) "pay attention to, regard, esteem, respect," from O.H.G. ahton "pay attention to," a general Gmc. word akin to O.E. eahtian "to estimate, esteem, consider, praise," but with no living descendants in English.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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