arbejde

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German arbeit, from Proto-Germanic *arbaidiz, possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos ‎(orphan). Compare Norwegian arbeid, Swedish arbete, Faroese arbeiði. Compare Old Danish ærvede, inherited from Old Norse erfiði.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [ˈaːˌbai̯ˀdə]

Noun[edit]

arbejde n (singular definite arbejdet, plural indefinite arbejder)

  1. work (labour, employment, occupation, job)
    Jeg har fået arbejde i en butik.
    I have gotten a job at a shop.
  2. (physics) work
    Stemplet udfører et arbejde på gassen.
    The piston does work on the gas.
  3. work (effort expended on a particular task)
    Det var et hårdt arbejde, men nu er vi færdige.
    It was hard work, but now we are finished.
Usage notes[edit]

In compounds: arbejds-, -arbejde

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German arbeiden, from arbeit.

Verb[edit]

arbejde ‎(imperative arbejd, infinitive at arbejde, present tense arbejder, past tense arbejdede, perfect tense har arbejdet)

  1. work, to do a specific task (Generally for money)
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