benn

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Cimbrian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wenne, wanne, from Old High German hwenne, hwanne, from Proto-West Germanic *hwannā, from *hwan, from Proto-Germanic *hwan (when). Cognate with German wenn, wann, English when. Doublet of ben (conjunction), from the same Middle High German source.

Adverb[edit]

benn

  1. (Luserna) when
    Benn rifta dar bus?When does the bus arrive?

References[edit]


East Central German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A contraction of be dan.

Contraction[edit]

benn

  1. (Erzgebirgisch)
    benn Elektrischn
    at the eletric

References[edit]

  • 2020 June 11, Hendrik Heidler, Hendrik Heidler's 400 Seiten: Echtes Erzgebirgisch: Wuu de Hasen Hoosn haaßn un de Hosen Huusn do sei mir drhamm: Das Original Wörterbuch: Ratgeber und Fundgrube der erzgebirgischen Mund- und Lebensart: Erzgebirgisch – Deutsch / Deutsch – Erzgebirgisch[1], 3. geänderte Auflage edition, Norderstedt: BoD – Books on Demand, →ISBN, OCLC 932028867, page 22:

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Lexicalization of bel (a variant of bél) +‎ -n (case suffix). The -ln combination later assimilated to -nn.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɛnː]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: benn
  • Rhymes: -ɛnː

Adverb[edit]

benn (comparative beljebb, superlative legbeljebb)

  1. inside
    Synonym: bent
    Antonyms: kinn, kint

Usage notes[edit]

This term may also be part of the split form of a verb prefixed with benn-, occurring when the main verb does not follow the prefix directly. It can be interpreted only with the related verb form, irrespective of its position in the sentence, e.g. meg tudták volna nézni (they could have seen it, from megnéz). For verbs with this prefix, see benn-; for an overview, Appendix:Hungarian verbal prefixes.

Derived terms[edit]

Compound words

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ benn in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further reading[edit]

  • benn in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • benn in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2022)

Middle Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

benn

  1. Soft mutation of penn.

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *banjō. Cognate with Old Saxon beniwunda, Old Norse ben (Norwegian ben).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

benn f

  1. a wound; mortal injury
    Ne ðær ænig com blod of benneno blood came from the wound.

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bandā (peak, top).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

benn f (genitive beinne or beinde, nominative plural benna or benda)

  1. peak
  2. pinnacle
  3. mountain
  4. point
  5. prong
  6. horn
    Synonyms: adarc, congna

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bennL beinnL bennaH
Vocative bennL beinnL bennaH
Accusative beinnN beinnL bennaH
Genitive beinneH bennL bennN
Dative beinnL bennaib bennaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

  • bennán (horned animal, cow; calf; horned or peaked object)

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: beann, binn
  • Manx: beinn
  • Scottish Gaelic: beann, beinn
  • Galician: beán

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
benn benn
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbenn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*bando-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 54

Further reading[edit]


Wolof[edit]

Wolof cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal : benn
    Ordinal : njëkk

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

benn

  1. one