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Word Origin and History for abitur

Abitur

n.

German final secondary school exam, 1863, short for abiturium, from Modern Latin abitorire "to wish to leave," desiderative of Latin abire (neuter plural abitum) "to go away," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + ire "to go" (see ion).

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  • Do they not offer homage willingly to Abitur of the Mountains?

    Sarchedon

    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville