einn

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Icelandic[edit]

Icelandic cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : einn
    Ordinal : fyrstur

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz. Cognates include Faroese ein and Danish en.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

einn (feminine ein, neuter eitt)

  1. one

Pronoun[edit]

einn

  1. one
    Synonyms: einhver, maður

Adjective[edit]

einn

  1. alone
    • 1894, Sigfús B. Blöndal, “Skapbrigði (sex kvæði frá ýmsum tímum)”, in Sunnanfari; mánaðarblað með myndum, volume IV, number 3, page 20:
      Ég er einn, svo óttalega einn.
      I am alone, so terribly alone.
    Synonyms: aleinn, einsamall

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Old Norse[edit]

Old Norse cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : einn
    Ordinal : fyrstr
    Multiplier : einfaldr
    Distributive : einfaldliga
    Fractional : heill

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Compare Old Saxon en, Old English an, Old Frisian en, Old High German ein, Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (ains).

Numeral[edit]

einn

  1. one

Pronoun[edit]

einn

  1. one
  2. (pl) some, a few

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: einn
  • Faroese: ein
  • Norn: en
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ein
  • Scanian: æn, én
  • Old Swedish: ēn
    • Swedish: en
  • Danish: en
    • Norwegian Bokmål: en
  • Dalecarlian: jenn
  • Gutnish: en, ann, h'en
  • Westrobothnian: ejn, ajn

References[edit]

  • einn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Entry "einn" on page 108 in: Geir T. Zoëga "A Concise Dictionary of Old Islandic", Oxford at the Claredon Press (1910).