æfen

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ēbanþs. Cognate with Old Frisian ēvend, Old Saxon avand, āƀand (Low Low German Avend), Old Dutch avont (Dutch avond), Old High German āband (German Abend), Old Norse aptann, aptunn, eptann (Danish aften, Swedish afton).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæː.fen/, [ˈæː.ven]

Noun[edit]

ǣfen m

  1. evening
    Hē ġemētte hīe on his līfes ǣfenne.
    He met her in the evening of his life.
  2. eve: the day/evening/night before something
    MōnanǣfenSunday evening
    Cristes mæsseǣfenChristmas Eve
  3. (Christianity) vespers

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