þaðan

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

þaðan (not comparable)

  1. from there, thence
    Ég og samfangar mínir komumst þaðan óséðir á meðan vörðurinn svaf.
    I and my fellow prisoners managed to escape from there without being seen while the guard was sleeping.
    Hljóðið kom þaðan!
    The sound came from there!

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the stem of þar (there), þaðra (thither) + -an (ablative adverb). Compare héðan, hvaðan.

Adverb[edit]

þaðan (not comparable)

  1. thence, from there
    • Vǫluspá, verse 20, in 1867, S. Bugge, Norrœn fornkvæði: Sæmundar Edda hins fróða. Christiania, page 4:
      Þaðan koma meyjar / margs vitandi
      þrjár, ór þeim sal / er und þolli stendr; []
      Thence come maidens / much knowing
      three from the hall / which under that tree stands; []
  2. (of time) after that

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Descendants[edit]

  • Faroese: haðani
  • Icelandic: þaðan
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: dedan (in expressions)
  • Swedish: dädan, dän

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