både

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See also: bade, Bade, and badé

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔːðə/, [ˈb̥ɔðð̩]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse báðir (both), a combination of Proto-Germanic *bai and the demonstrative pronoun þeir, cf. Old English þā (English both) and Old High German beide (German beide).

Conjunction[edit]

både

  1. both
    in the combinations både ... og "both ... and" and (proscribed) både ... men også, lit. "both ... but also".

Pronoun[edit]

både

  1. (obsolete) both
    • 1805, Adam Oehlenschlaeger, Vaulundurs Saga:
      Konning Nidudr ... greb sit Sværd med baade Hænder. ("King Nidudr ... took the sword with both hands.")

References[edit]

baade, 4” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German bate, from Proto-Germanic *batô (improvement), cognate with Dutch baat (profit) and Icelandic bati (recovery).

Noun[edit]

både c (singular definite båden, plural indefinite båder)

  1. (archaic) advantage, profit
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

baade, 1” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Low German baten, batten, from Proto-Germanic *batāną (to improve), cognate with Dutch baten (to avail). Doublet of batte.

Verb[edit]

både (imperative båd, infinitive at både, present tense båder, past tense bådede, perfect tense har bådet)

  1. (dated) to be useful, help

References[edit]

både, 1” in Den Danske Ordbogbaade, 2” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

både c

  1. indefinite plural of båd

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bæði

Conjunction[edit]

både

  1. both
    både ... og - both ... and

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse báðir, bæði. Akin to English both.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

både

  1. both
    både ... og - both ... and

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse báðir (both).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

både

  1. both; each of (out of two)
    Ta med både den lilla och den stora.
    Bring both the little one and the big one.

Related terms[edit]


Walloon[edit]

Noun[edit]

både f

  1. jenny (female donkey)

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