ær

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ær, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

Noun[edit]

ær f (genitive singular ær, plural ær)

  1. ewe
  • ofta eigur svørt ær hvítt lamb.
    Black ewes often give birth to white lambs.

Declension[edit]

f20 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ær ærin ær ærnar
Accusative ær ærina ær ærnar
Dative ær ærini óm ónum
Genitive ær ærinnar áa áanna

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse ær, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

Noun[edit]

ær f (genitive singular ær, nominative plural ær)

  1. ewe
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse œrr, from Proto-Germanic *wōrijaz.

Adjective[edit]

ær (comparative ærari, superlative ærastur)

  1. mad
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse æðr (eider).

Noun[edit]

ær f, m (definite singular æra or æren, indefinite plural ærer, definite plural ærene)

  1. eider

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *airiz, originally a comparative form (= ‘earlier’). Cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌹𐌶 (airiz), Old Norse ár (early) (adj.), árla (early) (adv.) (> Danish and Norwegian årle), Old High German ēr (German eher), Old Frisian ēr, Old Saxon ēr, Dutch eer. Cognate with Albanian errët (dark), herët (early).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ǣr (comparative ǣrra, superlative ǣrest)

  1. early, previous, former

Preposition[edit]

ǣr

  1. before (in time)
    • Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase:
      Ær his swylt-dæge.
      Before his death-day.

Conjunction[edit]

ǣr

  1. before (in time)
    • Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase:
      Ær heo wordum cwæþ...
      Before she said in words...
  2. rather than, in preference to

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

Noun[edit]

ær f (genitive ær, plural ær)

  1. ewe

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: ær
  • Faroese: ær
  • Danish (Thy): aalam