sinn

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sinn n (genitive singular sins, plural sinn)

  1. time, times
    • á sinni
      once (before); another time
    • á hesum sinni
      this time, now
    • ikki á hvørjum sinni
      not every time, seldom
    • á síðsta sinni
      for the last time
    • ikki enn á sinni
      not yet

Declension[edit]

n9 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sinn sinnið sinn sinnini
Accusative sinn sinnið sinn sinnini
Dative sinni sinninum sinnum sinnunum
Genitive sins sinsins sinna sinnanna

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

sinn

  1. Imperative singular of sinnen.

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

sinn n (genitive singular sinns, no plural)

  1. time

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Pronoun[edit]

sinn m (feminine sín, neuter sitt)

  1. (3rd person sing. poss reflex) his, her, their
    • Genesis 5:3 (Icelandic, English)
      Adam lifði hundrað og þrjátíu ár. Þá gat hann son í líking sinni, eftir sinni mynd, og nefndi hann Set.
      When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
    • 1928, Krummavísa (“Raven Song”, on the Icelandic Wikisource) by Jón Ásgeirsson
      Krummi krunkar úti,
      kallar á nafna sinn:
      „Ég fann höfud af hrúti
      hrygg og gæruskinn.“
      Komdu nú og kroppaðu með mér,
      krummi nafni minn.
      “Krummi croaks outside,
      calling his namesake:
      ‘I found the head of a ram,
      backbone and sheepskin.’
      Come now and peck with me,
      Krummi, my namesake.”

Declension[edit]

Possessive pronouns (eignarfornöfn)
singular plural
masculine feminine neuter masculine feminine neuter
nominative sinn sín sitt sínir sínar sín
accusative sinn sína sitt sína sínar sín
dative sínum sinni sínu sínum sínum sínum
genitive síns sinnar síns sinna sinna sinna

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sinni.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃɪn̠ʲ], [ʃɪnʲ]

Pronoun[edit]

sinn (personal)

  1. we, us (disjunctive)
  2. (nonstandard) we (conjunctive)

Usage notes[edit]

Not used as a conjunctive pronoun in the standard language; instead, synthetic verb forms or analytic forms with muid are used in the first person plural. Found with analytic verb forms in colloquial usage in some dialects. Use as a disjunctive pronoun is fully standard.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sīn (to be), from Proto-Germanic *wesaną (to be), from Proto-Indo-European *es-, *h₁es- (to be, exist). Cognate with German sein, Dutch zijn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sinn (past participle gewiescht, auxiliary verb sinn)

  1. to be

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German; compare German Sinn, Sinne.

Noun[edit]

sinn n (definite singular sinnet, indefinite plural sinn, definite plural sinna or sinnene)

  1. mind

Compounds[edit]

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References[edit]

  • “sinn” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • sinn” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sinni.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sinn

  1. we
  2. us
    Thèid sinn dhan bhanca a-màireach; chì sibh sinn ann. - We’ll go to the bank tomorrow; you'll see us there.

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