אָן

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German āne (without), from Old High German āna, ānu, āno (without), from Proto-Germanic *ēnō (without), from Proto-Indo-European *anew, *enew (without). Compare German ohne. Cognate with Old Saxon āno (without), Old Frisian ōni (without), Old Norse án, ón (without), Ancient Greek ἄνευ (aneu, without), Gothic 𐌹𐌽𐌿 (inu, without). The Gothic word stems from Proto-Germanic *inō, the other cognates stem from Proto-Germanic *ēnō.

Preposition[edit]

אָן (on)

  1. without
    וואָס קען וואַקסן, וואַקסן אָן רעגן?
    Vos ken vaksn, vaksn on regn?
    What can grow, grow without rain?