af

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See also: AF, aF, A.F., af-, .af, äf, and âf

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse af.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

af

  1. by
    the active part, originator: En roman af Hemingway - A novel by Hemingway
  2. of
    indicating connection: Ejeren af huset - The owner of the house
    in descriptions: En mand af format - A man of stature; Et hus lavet af træ - A house made of wood
    part of: ni ud af ti - nine out of ten
  3. from
    of origin: Jeg hørte det af ham - I heard it from him
  4. off
    away from: Jeg faldt af cyklen - I fell off the bike
  5. with
    caused by: grøn af misundelse - green with envy
  6. out of
    motivated by: Han gjorde det af nysgerrighed - He did it out of curiosity

Adverb[edit]

af

  1. off
    tage sit tøj af - take off one's clothes

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch af, from Proto-Germanic *ab.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

af

  1. off
  2. (postpositional) off, from (implying motion)
    Stomdronken reed de automobilist de weg af.
    Totally drunk, the motorist drove off the road.

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

af (used only predicatively, comparative meer af, superlative meest af)

  1. finished, done (when working on something)
    Het huis is af.
    The house is ready.

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

af

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐍆

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse af, from Proto-Germanic *ab.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

af

  1. (with dative) off, from
  2. (with dative) of
  3. (with dative) by

Derived terms[edit]


Mapudungun[edit]

Preposition[edit]

af (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. beside; next to.

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

af

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mynet

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ab, whence also Old English æf, af, of (English of), Old Saxon ab, af, Old High German aba, abo (German ab), Gothic 𐌰𐍆 (af). Compare also au- in Icelandic auvirði.

Preposition[edit]

af

  1. of, from, off, by

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: af
  • Faroese: av
  • Icelandic: af
  • Norwegian: av
  • Swedish: av

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ab.

Preposition[edit]

af

  1. of
  2. out

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Interjection[edit]

af

  1. arf

Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

af ?

  1. mouth
  2. language

Swedish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

af

  1. of, obsolete spelling of av still used in surnames of nobility
    Gustaf af Geijerstam
    Carl David af Wirsén
    Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg
    Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg

Synonyms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • a (colloquial)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

af

  1. (literary) first-person singular present / future of mynd