eilen

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Finnish[edit]

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From Proto-Finnic *eklen, of unclear earlier origin.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈei̯len/, [ˈe̞i̯le̞n]

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eilen

  1. yesterday

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German īlen, from Old High German īlen, from Proto-Germanic *īlijaną (to go quickly, hurry), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- (to go).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈaɪ̯lən]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

eilen (third-person singular simple present eilt, past tense eilte, past participle geeilt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. to hurry, to rush
    Ich eilte zum Bahnhof.I hurried to the railway station.
    Sie eilte nach Hause.She hurried home.
  2. to be urgent
    Es eilt!It's urgent!

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