æde

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See also: aede and aède

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, perfect tense har ædt)

  1. (animals) eat
  2. (vulgar, of people) pig out, gorge
  3. erode, eat away
  4. eat up
  5. (informal) win, defeat, vanquish (Can we verify(+) this sense?)

Conjugation

imperative æd infinitive æde
present tense æder past tense åd
auxiliary verb have past participle ædte
perfect tense har ædt pluperfect tense har ædt
present participle ædende gerund æden
passive ædes passive past ædedes

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]