afsked

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German afschet (compare German Abschied).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑʊ̯ˌsɡ̊eð̠ˠˀ]

Noun[edit]

afsked c (singular definite afskeden, plural indefinite afskeder)

  1. a parting; a farewell
    Sørgmodigt tog de afsked på trappen.
    They sadly took their farewell on the stairs.
  2. the leaving of an office or position
    Han tog afsked fra sit arbejde.
    He quit his job.
    • 2010, Niels Jul Nielsen, Virksomhed og arbejdsliv, page 220:
      Eftersom han selv har taget sin afsked, kan det imidlertid ikke lade sig gøre, men da han angiveligt har været en anerkendt arbejder erklærer Burmeister, at han "personlig ville yde Mollerup en Gave"
      However, since he has himself taken his leave, it is impossible, but because he has purportedly been an esteemed worker, Burmeister proclaims, that he "would personally bestow a gift upon Mollerup"

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