ein

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See also: ein-, EIN, and éin

Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɪ̯n/, /ˈaɪ̯n/

Article[edit]

ein m (indefinite article)

  1. Alternative spelling of een : a, an

Article[edit]

ein n (indefinite article)

  1. Alternative spelling of een : a, an

Numeral[edit]

ein

  1. Alternative spelling of een : one (1)

Faroese[edit]

Faroese cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal : ein
    Ordinal : fyrsti
    Distributive : einir

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.

Article[edit]

ein (neuter eitt)

  1. a, an
    ein góður maðura good man
    ein góð kvinnaa good woman
    eitt gott barna good child
    einir góðir skógvara good pair of shoes

Declension[edit]

ein, eitt (a, one) - article, numeral, adjective, indefinite pronoun
Singular (eintal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) ein ein eitt
Accusative (hvønnfall) eina
Dative (hvørjumfall) einum eini / einari einum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (eins) (einar) (eins)
Plural (fleirtal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) einir einar eini
Accusative (hvønnfall) einar
Dative (hvørjumfall) einum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (eina)


Numeral[edit]

ein (neuter eitt)

  1. one (1)
    ein maður og tvær kvinnurone man and two women
    ein kvinna og tveir mennone woman and two men
    einar buksur og tveir skógvarone pair of trousers and two pair of shoes
    ein dagin
    one day, someday

Usage notes[edit]

When counting, use the neuter forms: eitt, tvey, trý, ...

Adjective[edit]

ein (neuter eitt, plural einar)

  1. same
    Teir fóru allir ein veg.
    They all went the same way.
  2. alone
    Hon sat í borgin ein.
    She sat in the castle alone.
  3. approximate
    einar hundrað krónurapproximately 100 kroner

Pronoun[edit]

ein (neuter eitt)

  1. one
    ein sigurone says

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ain (for the article, dated)
  • 'n (for the article, in informal writing)
  • Ein (for the numeral)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ein, from Old High German ein, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Compare German Low German en, ein, Dutch een, English one, Danish en, Norwegian Nynorsk ein.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aɪ̯n/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ən/, /n̩/ (for the article, chiefly colloquial)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯n

Numeral[edit]

ein m, n

  1. one
    Ich hatte nur ein Bier bestellt.
    I had ordered just one beer.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In counting, the form eins is used: eins zu null (one–nil) (sport result). The name of the number one, as a noun, is Eins.
  • In order to distinguish the numeral ("one") from the indefinite article ("a, an"), the former may be printed in italics: Ich hatte nur ein Bier bestellt.

Article[edit]

ein m, n

  1. a, an
    ein Manna man
    eine Fraua woman
    ein Kinda child

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the vernacular, the diphthong ei- is usually not pronounced in the indefinite article, which gives rise to the informal contractions 'n, 'ne, 'nem, 'ner (dative), and 'nen. (There are no contracted genitive forms.)
  • Earlier contracted forms which are not in use anymore are eim for einem and eins for eines (as in "eins Mann[e]s", "eins Kind[e]s"). Even older forms are ein for eine (as in ein Frau), einm for einem and einr for einer.

Declension[edit]

Declension of ein
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative ein eine ein
genitive eines einer eines
dative einem einer einem
accusative einen eine ein


Coordinate terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɪ̯n/, /ˈaɪ̯n/

Article[edit]

ein m, n (indefinite article)

  1. Alternative spelling of en (a, an)

Numeral[edit]

ein

  1. Alternative spelling of en (one (1))

Icelandic[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ein

  1. alone
    Hún er ein.
    She is alone.

Numeral[edit]

ein

  1. inflection of einn:
    1. nominative neuter singular
    2. nominative and accusative neuter plural

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ein

  1. Rōmaji transcription of えいん

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ein m (feminine ei, neuter eitt, stressed masculine éin, stressed feminine éi)

  1. (cardinal) one (cardinal number 1)

Derived terms[edit]

Article[edit]

ein m (feminine ei, neuter eit)

  1. a, an (indefinite article)
    Eg skal selja ein båt.
    I am going to sell a boat.

Pronoun[edit]

ein

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)
  2. one (indefinite personal pronoun)
    Ein skal ikkje tru på alt ein høyrer.
    One should not believe everything one is told.
  3. someone
    Eg kjenner ein som kan spela trombone.
    I know someone who can play the trombone.

Adverb[edit]

ein

  1. circa, approximately, about
    Det ligg ein to-tre kilometer unna.
    It lies about two to three kilometres away.

Alternative forms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • en (Bokmål)

References[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ainaz, whence also Old English ān, Old Norse einn. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.

Numeral[edit]

ein

  1. (cardinal) one

Descendants[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh yn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ən/, /əi̯n/, /in/

Determiner[edit]

ein

  1. our

Usage notes[edit]

Ni is sometimes added after the noun.


West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ein c (plural einen)

  1. duck
  2. end