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German term or phrase:Mag.
English translation:Mag.
Entered by: Klaus Fiebig
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22:36 Jan 3, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Mag.
Hi, I stumbled onto the abbreviation "Mag." in front of a name in a letter going to Austria. I believe the term to be Austrian but it could be English for all I know. Can anybody help?
Thanks.
M. Playford
Mag.
Explanation:
You are right, "Mag." which is the abbreviation of "Magister" is an austrian term. The meaning in Austria is Vorsteher/Leiter (for example of an office...)or Lehrmeister/Lehrer (for a profession).
You have to know that the Austrians are
very affected in titles, so it's usual to use them like a title in front of the name as much as possible.
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Klaus Fiebig
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Local time: 09:30
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naMag.Klaus Fiebig
namaster's degree
Anthony Frey
naMagister
Mats Wiman


  

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13 mins
Magister


Explanation:
is my spontaneous guess.
=schoolmaster, tutor


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
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52 mins
master's degree


Explanation:
I too believe that it stands for Magister, which is the equivalent of a master's degree, ie. Magister Artium -> Master of Arts.

Hope this helps!

Anthony Frey
United States
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3 hrs
Mag.


Explanation:
You are right, "Mag." which is the abbreviation of "Magister" is an austrian term. The meaning in Austria is Vorsteher/Leiter (for example of an office...)or Lehrmeister/Lehrer (for a profession).
You have to know that the Austrians are
very affected in titles, so it's usual to use them like a title in front of the name as much as possible.


    I'm Bavarian knowing well the Austrian
Klaus Fiebig
Italy
Local time: 09:30
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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