arbejde

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑːˌb̥ɑjˀd̥ə]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German arbeit, German Arbeit, from Proto-Germanic *arbaidiz, possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos (orphan). Compare Norwegian Bokmål arbeid, Swedish arbete, and Faroese arbeiði. An indigenous form of the word is found in Old Danish ærvede, Old Norse erfiði (still in Swedish arvode (salary)).

Noun[edit]

arbejde n (singular definite arbejdet, plural indefinite arbejder, in compounds: arbejds-)

  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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German arbeiden, cf. also German arbeiten. Derived from the noun.

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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