eins

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See also: Eins and -eins

German[edit]

German numbers (edit)
10
 ←  0 1 2  →  10  → 
    Cardinal: eins, (before a noun) ein
    Ordinal: erste
    Sequence adverb: erstens
    Ordinal abbreviation: 1.
    Adverbial: einmal
    Adverbial abbreviation: 1-mal
    Multiplier: einfach
    Multiplier abbreviation: 1-fach
    Fractional: Ganzes
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Etymology[edit]

From eines, originally the neuter form of ein. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *ainatō, the singular neuter form of Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [aɪ̯ns]
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Numeral[edit]

eins

  1. (cardinal number) one (numerical value represented by the Arabic numeral 1; first positive number in the set of natural numbers)
    die Nummer einsthe number one
    eins plus zweione plus two
    hundert und einsone hundred and one
    Absatz einsparagraph one
  2. (colloquial) one, one o'clock
    Es ist eins.It's one [o'clock].
    um einsat one
    nach einsafter one
    kurz vor einsshortly before one
    ab einsfrom one [o'clock]
    bis einsuntil one
    Es ist Punkt eins.It's one o'clock sharp
    halb einshalf past twelve (literally, “half one”)

Usage notes[edit]

Eins is not used before a noun; for the article that does precede a noun, see ein.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

eins

  1. Alternative form of eines: strong nominative/accusative neuter singular of einer
    Meine Schwester hat ein Fahrrad und ich will auch eins.
    My sister has a bike and I want one too.

Usage notes[edit]

Only this form is commonly heard in colloquial German. In formal writing, eins is also perfectly acceptable but somewhat less frequent than eines.

Adverb[edit]

eins

  1. (somewhat informal) only used in sich eins sein (“to agree”) and eins werden (“to arrive at an agreement”)
    Wir sind über den Preis nicht eins geworden.We couldn't agree on the price.

Synonyms[edit]

einig (more common)

Further reading[edit]

  • eins” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • eins” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • eins” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg eins on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

eins

  1. alike, identical

Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

eins

  1. equally; as
    Ég ætla að lesa eins hratt og ég get.I'm going to read as fast as I can.
    Ég hef aldrei keyrt eins mikið.I have never driven that much.

Usage notes[edit]

Used with og (and) when comparing with something else ("eins mikið og það" ― as much as that).

Derived terms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

eins

  1. genitive masculine singular of einn
  2. genitive neuter singular of einn

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eins, genitive of einn, where it also was an adverb.

Adjective[edit]

eins (singular and plural eins)

  1. same, alike
  2. agreed

Derived terms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

eins

  1. one's; possessive of ein

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inflected form of einn.

Adverb[edit]

eins

  1. alike, in the same way

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: eins
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: eins

Numeral[edit]

eins

  1. masculine genitive singular of einn
  2. neuter genitive singular of einn

Pronoun[edit]

eins

  1. strong masculine genitive singular of einn
  2. strong neuter genitive singular of einn

References[edit]

  • eins”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Anagrams[edit]