ær

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ær, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

Noun[edit]

ær f (genitive singular ær, plural ær)

  1. ewe
    ofta eigur svørt ær hvítt lamb.
    Black ewes often give birth to white lambs.

Declension[edit]

Declension of ær
f20 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ær ærin ær ærnar
accusative ær ærina ær ærnar
dative ær ærini óm ónum
genitive ær ærinnar áa áanna

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse ær, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

Noun[edit]

ær f ‎(genitive singular ær, nominative plural ær)

  1. ewe
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse œrr, from Proto-Germanic *wōrijaz.

Adjective[edit]

ær ‎(comparative ærari, superlative ærastur)

  1. mad
Inflection[edit]

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse æðr ‎(eider).

Noun[edit]

ær f, m ‎(definite singular æra or æren, indefinite plural ærer, definite plural ærene)

  1. eider
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ær

  1. imperative of ære

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *airiz, originally a comparative form (= ‘earlier’). Cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌹𐌶 ‎(airiz), Old Norse ár ‎(early) (adj.), árla ‎(early) (adv.) (> Danish and Norwegian årle), Old High German ēr (German eher), Old Frisian ēr, Old Saxon ēr, Old Dutch ēr (Dutch eer). Cognate with Albanian errët ‎(dark), herët ‎(early).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ǣr ‎(comparative ǣrra, superlative ǣrest)

  1. early, previous, former

Preposition[edit]

ǣr

  1. before (in time)
    • Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase:
      Ær his swylt-dæge.
      Before his death-day.

Conjunction[edit]

ǣr

  1. before (in time)
    • Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase:
      Ær heo wordum cwæþ...
      Before she said in words...
  2. rather than, in preference to

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

Noun[edit]

ær f (genitive ær, plural ær)

  1. ewe

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]