æde

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ɛːdə/, [ˈɛːð̞ə]

Verb[edit]

æde (imperative æd, infinitive at æde, present tense æder, past tense åd, past participle har ædt)

  1. (animals) eat
  2. (vulgar, of people) pig out, gorge
  3. erode, eat away
  4. eat up
  5. (informal) win, defeat, vanquish

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is considered informal (or vulgar) when used to refer to people. The verb spise is preferred in more normal contexts when referring to people.

Synonyms[edit]