ævi

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ævi, from Proto-Germanic *aiwį̄.

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Noun[edit]

ævi f (genitive singular ævi, plural ævir)

  1. life, lifetime
  2. a long spell, a very long time
  3. (plurale tantrum) eternity

Declension[edit]

Declension of ævi (defective)
f33 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ævi ævin ævir ævirnar
accusative ævi ævina ævir ævirnar
dative ævi ævini
genitive ævi ævinnar

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ævi, from Proto-Germanic *aiwį̄.

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Noun[edit]

ævi f (genitive singular ævi, nominative plural ævir)

  1. time
  2. life, lifetime
  3. biography

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aiwį̄, from *aiwaz, *aiwiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂oyus, *h₂eyus ((allotted) lifetime). Germanic cognates include Old English ǣ(w) (law), Old Frisian ēwe, Old High German ēwa (eternity), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍃 (aiws, age, eternity). Accusative singular form in Proto-Germanic *aiwį was used as an adverb meaning "ever", and thence came Old Norse æ (ever, always). Indo-European cognates include Latin aevum, Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn), Sanskrit आयुस् (ā́yus, life, vital power) and Old Armenian ոչ (očʿ, not).

Noun[edit]

ævi f

  1. time
  2. life, lifetime
  3. biography

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian: æve f
  • Swedish: äve n pl, (dialectal) äva f

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