ej

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See also: EJ, éj, -ej, and -ej-

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See eje (to own).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ej

  1. imperative of eje

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse eigi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ej

  1. (literary or poetic) not
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aj/, [ɑjˀ], [ɑj]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. (colloquial) used to express surprise, irritation, reproach, annoyance and other emotions
    Ej, hvor er den nuttet!
    Aw, how cute it is!
    Ej, det mener du ikke!
    Urgh, you cannot be serious!

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ej ?

  1. (Acadian, Quebec, Louisiana, colloquial) I

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛj]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛj

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. indicates anger, like when telling someone off
  2. indicates surprise

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Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ej

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of iet
  2. 2nd person singular imperative form of iet

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. Expresses annoyance or displeasure
  2. (informal) Used to call someone's attention; hey

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hej through elision of the voiceless glottal fricative (h-dropping).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ej

  1. Expresses annoyance or displeasure
  2. (informal) Used to call someone's attention; hey

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eigi. Cognate with Icelandic ei.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ej (not comparable)

  1. (often formal or poetic) not
    Tro det eller ej.Believe it or not.
    (Jag) Vet ej.(I) Don't know.

Usage notes[edit]

May also be used over longer synonym inte in informal chatting online because of its shortness.

Synonyms[edit]