eilen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *eklen, of unclear earlier origin. Seemingly an instructive singular case.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈei̯len/, [ˈe̞i̯le̞n]
  • Rhymes: -eilen
  • Syllabification: ei‧len

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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 (weak, third-person singular 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.
    • 1844, Felix Mendelssohn, Hör' mein Bitten (with literal translation):
      O könnt' ich fliegen wie Tauben dahin,
      weit hinweg vor dem Feinde zu fliehn!
      In die Wüste eilt' ich dann fort,
      fände Ruhe am schattigen Ort.
      Oh, if I could fly off like the doves,
      flee far away from the foe!
      Into the wilderness I would then hasten,
      and find repose in a shadowy place.
  2. to be urgent
    Es eilt!It's urgent!

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  • eilen” in Duden online