anelse

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Etymology[edit]

ane +‎ -else, verbal noun form of ane (guess, sense; suspect), from Low German anen. Last part from West Germanic loanwords, from Middle Low German -nisse, from Old Saxon -nissi, from Proto-West Germanic *-nassī (forms abstract nouns), from *-nass, from Proto-Germanic *-inassuz + *-ī, from Proto-Germanic *-į̄, from Proto-Indo-European *-i-h₂, from *-h₂ (creates collective nouns).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑːnəlsə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əlsə
  • Hyphenation: an‧el‧se

Noun[edit]

anelse m (definite singular anelsen, indefinite plural anelser, definite plural anelsene)

  1. the act of guessing, sensing, suspecting; a clue, idea
    • 1888, Henrik Ibsen, Fruen fra havet, page 68:
      det har ofte skudt op i mig som en anelse
      It has often shot up in me as a clue
    • 1907, Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Samlede Digterverker II, page 37:
      saaledes daler i dit varme indre en himmelsk anelse
      Thus, in your warm inner a celestial clue
    • 1880, Jonas Lie, Rutland, page 219:
      det var, som noget trykkede hende … en eller anden tung anelse
      It was, as something pressed her ... some kind of heavy sense
    • 1907, Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Samlede Digterverker III, page 122:
      kunsten … løser smilende af tvilens aag, hvad der er gjemt som anelse hos folket
      The art ... solves smiling of doubt and, what is hidden as sense with the people
    • 1926, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Samlede Digte II, page 184:
      i fineste anelsens støvfrø
      in the finest sense's dust seed
    • 1926, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Samlede Digte II, page 206:
      en ny verden, dit, deres anelse stod
      a new world, there, their idea stood
    • 1919, Nils Collett Vogt, Digte i utvalg, page 118:
      utenfor templet i anelsers vaar du stod
      you stood outside the temple in our wondering
    • 1994, Knut Hamsun, Knut Hamsuns brev I, page 100:
      Ibsen har geniale anelser, han har allerede i «Kejser og Galilæer» antydet noget om et «tredje Rige»
      Ibsen has ingenious suspicions, he has already in "Emperor and Galileans" suggested something about a "third Kingdom"
    • 2000, Karin Sveen, Klassereise:
      jeg hadde en viss anelse om den klassiske musikkens betydning for å bli et dannet menneske
      I had some idea of the significance of classical music for becoming an educated human being
    • 2000, Trude Marstein, Plutselig høre noen åpne en dør:
      Tonje har ingen anelse om hva jeg snakker om
      Tonje has no idea what I'm talking about
    • 1928, Helge Krog, Blåpapiret, page 27:
      du har altså ingen anelse om hvem det er?
      so you have no idea who it is?
    • 1909, Henrik Ibsen, Efterladte Skrifter I, page 386:
      han har ikke den fjerneste anelse om, at vi er forlovede
      he does not have the faintest idea that we are engaged
    • 2003, Thorvald Steen, Fra Reykholt til Bosporus:
      jeg [har] opplevd folk si at man ikke hadde anelse om at jødene ble deportert til konsentrasjonsleirene
      I [have] experienced people say that they had no idea that the Jews were deported to the concentration camps
    ikke ha anelse om; ha ingen anelse omhave no idea about; have no knowledge of
    Synonyms: anen, aning
  2. a very weak occurrence (of something)
    • 1903, Otto Sverdrup, Nyt Land I, page 83:
      vi [kunne] se en svag lysning paa de høieste fjelde, en anelse af dæmring i syd
      we [could] see a faint clearing on the highest mountains, a hint of twilight in the south
    • 2000, Trude Marstein, Plutselig høre noen åpne en dør:
      jeg tror han himler en anelse med øynene
      I think he rolls his eyes a little
    • 2006, Torbjørn Færøvik, Buddhas barn:
      smaken [på risvinen] er rund og en anelse søtlig
      the taste [of the rice wine] is round and slightly sweet

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