ajn

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German ein, as in irgendein.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

ajn

  1. used with ki- and i- correlatives to generalize them, meaning -ever/-soever or any/at all
    kio (what)kio ajn (whatever)
    kiu (who)kiu ajn (whoever)
    ie (somewhere)ie ajn (anywhere)
    io (something)io ajn (anything)
    Li kredos kian ajn senkulpigon kiun iu ajn donos al li.
    He’ll believe whatever kind of excuse that anyone at all gives him.

Derived terms[edit]


Gutnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Compare Icelandic einn, Faroese and Norwegian Nynorsk ein, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian Bokmål en.

Numeral[edit]

ajn m (feminine ain, neuter ajtt)

  1. one; the cardinal number before tvair (two).
  2. accusative masculine singular form of ajn

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “AJN”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 3

Westrobothnian[edit]

Westrobothnian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : ajn
    Ordinal : föösjt

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Compare Icelandic einn, Faroese and Norwegian Nynorsk ein, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian Bokmål en.

Numeral[edit]

ajn m, ain f, ajtt n

  1. one; the cardinal number before to (two).
  2. accusative masculine singular form of ajn

Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ajn

  1. one

References[edit]

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “AJN”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 3