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German term or phrase:et / Et-Zeichen
English translation:ampersand
Entered by: Nicole Schnell
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08:08 Sep 3, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Printing & Publishing / Brand Architecture
German term or phrase: ets
I have no idea what this could mean. I thought it might possibly be a typo for etc. but, I think it could have another meaning:

(company name), (Company Name) ets: Produkt Namen die
immer aus dem Familiennamen *** und dem Zusatz für
das Produkt bestehen.
This paragraph discusses the brand architecture, therefore has a lot of companies listed that belong to this corporation. There are several company names listed in front of the ets. Has anyone ever seen this before?
Courtney Sliwinski
Local time: 07:06
Et-Zeichen
Explanation:
Nur eine Vermutung.
Möglicherweise verwendet hier jemand die lateinische Version.

"An ampersand (&), also commonly called an " 'and' sign," is a logogram representing the conjunction "and". The symbol is a ligature of the letters in et, Latin for "and." Its origin is apparent in the second example in the image to the left below; the first example, now more common, is a later development."

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Note added at 31 mins (2008-09-03 08:39:56 GMT)
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Sorry, I forgot to enter "ampersand" in the answer line.
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Nicole Schnell
United States
Local time: 22:06
Grading comment
Makes sense! Thanks Nicole!
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Et-Zeichen


Explanation:
Nur eine Vermutung.
Möglicherweise verwendet hier jemand die lateinische Version.

"An ampersand (&), also commonly called an " 'and' sign," is a logogram representing the conjunction "and". The symbol is a ligature of the letters in et, Latin for "and." Its origin is apparent in the second example in the image to the left below; the first example, now more common, is a later development."

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Note added at 31 mins (2008-09-03 08:39:56 GMT)
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Sorry, I forgot to enter "ampersand" in the answer line.


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand
Nicole Schnell
United States
Local time: 22:06
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 147
Grading comment
Makes sense! Thanks Nicole!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ken Cox: Depending on the source of the text, this could result from a transcription error (not from HTML, since it uses &ersand&) or 'ets' is supposed to be a placeholder for '&'
1 hr
  -> Or it's simply used in the plural. In typography I am actually used to this term: "Et" to indicate that the ligature is supposed to be used instead of "and". Thanks, Ken!
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Changes made by editors
Sep 4, 2008 - Changes made by Nicole Schnell:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/653028">Courtney Sliwinski's</a> old entry - "ets" » "Et-Zeichen "
Sep 3, 2008 - Changes made by Courtney Sliwinski:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/653028">Courtney Sliwinski's</a> old entry - "ets" » "Et-Zeichen "


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