einigermaßen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “einiger Maßen
  • with Maßen as an old genitive or in a dative-for-genitive situation and as a whole being an adverbial genitive [cp. www.dwds.de/wb/einigermaßen : "einigermaßen Adv. [...] anfangs (17. Jh.) in genitivischer Fügung einiger Maße" though this expression seems to be uncommon], or
  • with Maßen being an old adverbial dative (pl. - though historically, it could possibly be sg.) with sense "with some extent[s]", cp. with allenthalben in locative sense "on all sides" meaning everywhere?”

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

einigermaßen

  1. somewhat
  2. fairly, moderately, rather

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