What does achtung mean?

achtung meaning in Etymology Dictionary

German term familiar with command attention, from German achtung, from acht (letter.) "attention, attention, heed, consideration," achten (v.) "pay attention to, respect, esteem, respect," from Old High German ahton "pay focus on," a broad Germanic word similar to Old English eahtian "to estimate, esteem, think about, compliments," but with no living local descendants in English.

achtung - German to English


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  • consideration
  • deference
  • value for individual liberties
  • respect when it comes to specific
  • esteem
  • estimation [esteem]
  • respect
  • value for each other
  • self-esteem
  • attention
  • dignity [sign or token of respect]
  • outlawry
  • proscription
  • ban [fig., political: of trade with terrorist regimes, of corporal punishment, etc.]
  • condemnation
  • ostracism