mein

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German mīn, from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maɪ̯n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯n
  • Homophone: meinen (according to a common pronunciation of this form)

Pronoun[edit]

mein

  1. (possessive) my

Inflection[edit]

Declension of mein
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative mein meine mein meine
genitive meines meiner meines meiner
dative meinem meiner meinem meinen
accusative meinen meine mein meine

When used as a noun, the nominative masculine takes the form meiner, and the nominative/accusative neuter takes the form meines or meins.

  • dein Vater und meiner – your father and mine
  • dein Kind und mein(e)s – your child and mine

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mein

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌴𐌹𐌽

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mein, from Proto-Germanic *mainą. Cognate with meinn.

Noun[edit]

mein n (genitive singular meins, nominative plural mein)

  1. a disease, an illness, an abnormal condition of the body causing discomfort or dysfunction
  2. harm, damage

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Nalca[edit]

Noun[edit]

mein

  1. mountain

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

mein

  1. imperative of meina and meine

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mein f (oblique plural meinz, nominative singular mein, nominative plural meinz)

  1. Alternative form of main

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mainą.

Noun[edit]

mein n

  1. harm, mischief, crime, misdeed

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