ain

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See also: Ain, áin, aiŋ, -ain, a in, ain', and ain-

Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ein, from Old High German ain, from Proto-West Germanic *ain, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz. Cognate with German ein, Dutch een, English one, an, Swedish en.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ain m (feminine ai, neuter ais)

  1. one

Biem[edit]

Noun[edit]

ain

  1. woman

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)
  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ain

  1. Instructive plural form of aa.

Adverb[edit]

ain

  1. (poetic) Synonym of aina

Anagrams[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Article[edit]

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ain m or f (neuter air)

  1. (East Pomeranian in Brazil) a, an
    Wen duu ain aidits kaput mökst den giwt dröig tijd.
    If you kill a gecko, there will be drought.

Numeral[edit]

ain m or f (neuter air)

  1. (East Pomeranian in Brazil) one
    Sai hät blous ain kau.
    She has only one cow.

See also[edit]

  • acht (eigth (8); eighth (8th))
  • airst (first (1st))

Further reading[edit]

  • Gertjan Postma, A Contrastive Grammar of Brazilian Pomeranian (Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today, vol. 248), 2019, p. 76 [about the indefinite article, giving the nominative as masc. air, fem. ain, neut. air, compare with SHG masc./neut. ein, fem. eine with one form for masc. and neut. and another form for fem.] & 97 [about the cardinal, giving it as "1. ain(d)"]
  • Ismael Tressmann, Dicionário Enciclopédico Pomerano-Português. Pomerisch-Portugijsisch Wöirbauk, 2006, p. 11 s.v. ain & air

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ain

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌹𐌽

Inari Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb[edit]

ain

  1. always
  2. still

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aina. Cognates with Estonian aina and Finnish aina.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ain

  1. always, on and on
    • 1936, N. A. Iljin and V. I. Junus, Bukvari iƶoroin șkouluja vart, Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 32:
      Koika puhtanna ain piä.
      Always keep your bed tidy.
    • 1936, V. I. Junus, Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[2], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 14:
      Geminatan möö ain kirjutamma kahel bukvaal.
      We always write geminates as two letters.

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 6
  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[3], page 92
  • Olga I. Konkova; Nikita A. Dyachinkov (2014) Inkeroin Keel: Пособие по Ижорскому Языку[4], →ISBN, page 38

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Romanization of Arabic عَيْن(ʿayn), from Proto-Semitic *ʿayn- (eye).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈajn/
  • Hyphenation: àin

Noun[edit]

ain m or f (invariable)

  1. ayin
    1. The name of the Arabic-script letter ع
    2. The name of the Hebrew-script letter ע
    3. The name of the Phoenician-script letter 𐤏
    4. The name of the Syriac-script letter ܥ

References[edit]

  • ain in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Malay[edit]

ain

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَيْن(ʿayn), from Proto-Semitic *ʿayn-, from Proto-Afroasiatic *ʿayVn-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ain (Jawi spelling عين‎, plural ain-ain, informal 1st possessive ainku, impolite 2nd possessive ainmu, 3rd possessive ainnya)

  1. (anatomy) eye (organ)

Synonyms[edit]


Manx[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ain

  1. first-person plural of ec (at us)
  2. (idiomatic) our

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

ain m (plural ains)

  1. (Jersey) fishhook

Synonyms[edit]


Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Lule Sami ájn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈajn/

Adverb[edit]

ain

  1. still
  2. even
  3. yet

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[5], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Old Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *aigan. Cognates include Old English āgan and Old Saxon ēgan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

āin

  1. own

Descendants[edit]

  • Saterland Frisian: oain

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old High German[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ain

  1. (Alemannic) Alternative form of ein

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

·ain

  1. third-person singular future/present subjunctive conjunct of aingid

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ain

  1. second-person singular imperative of aingid

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ain unchanged n-ain
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Pohnpeian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English iron, from Middle English iren, a rhotacism of Old English īsern, īsærn, īren, īsen, from Proto-Germanic *īsarną, from Gaulish īsarno-, from Proto-Celtic *īsarno-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ēsh₂r̥no- (bloody, red), from *h₁ésh₂r̥ (blood).

Noun[edit]

ain

  1. flatiron, clothes iron

Verb[edit]

ain

  1. (intransitive) (neutral) to iron

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English irons.

Noun[edit]

ain

  1. handcuffs, shackles, irons
    Polis kin doadoahngki ain.
    Policemen use handcuffs.

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English aȝen, from Old English āgen, ǣġen (one's own), or possibly from Old Norse eiginn (own), from Proto-Germanic *aiganaz (own). More at own.

Determiner[edit]

ain

  1. Belonging to, or on behalf of, a specified person (especially oneself); own.
    Ma ain dear sisterMy own dear sister

Synonyms[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English iron.

Noun[edit]

ain

  1. iron; steel

Yucatec Maya[edit]

Noun[edit]

ain

  1. Obsolete spelling of áayin