aftan

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse aptann, from Proto-Germanic *ēbandaz. Compare Icelandic aftann, Norwegian aftan, aften, Swedish afton, Danish aften, English even (evening), Dutch avond, German Abend.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aftan m (genitive singular aftans, uncountable)

  1. evening
  2. day before a (Christian) holiday
Synonyms[edit]
Declension[edit]
m53 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative aftan aftanin
Accusative aftan aftanin
Dative aftani aftaninum
Genitive aftans aftansins

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse aptan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aftan

  1. from behind

Preposition[edit]

aftan fyri

  1. behind

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aftan

  1. Genitive singular form of afta.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aptann, from Proto-Germanic *ēbandaz. Compare Swedish afton, Danish aften, Icelandic aftann, English even (evening), Dutch avond, German Abend.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aftan m (definite singular aftanen, indefinite plural aftnar, definite plural aftnane)

  1. evening