engi

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See also: engi-

Aiwoo[edit]

Verb[edit]

engi

  1. to cry

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eng

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

engi n (genitive singular engis, nominative plural engi)

  1. meadow (field or pasture)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

engi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of えんぎ

Mimi of Decorse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The term is superficially similar to Maba(n) *anǯi, but Starostin notes that "the attested isogloss is between Mimi-D and Maba, as opposed to Mimi-D and Maban in general", so it might be a loan; similar terms are used for "rain" in a number of other nearby languages.

Noun[edit]

engi

  1. water

References[edit]

  • George Starostin, On Mimi

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

engi f

  1. (non-standard since 2012) definite singular of eng

Old High German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *angī, whence also Old English enge, Old Norse ǫngr.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

engi

  1. narrow
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle High German: enge

Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective engi: engi +‎

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

engī f

  1. narrowness
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From einn (one) +‎ -gi (not), literally "not one".

Pronoun[edit]

engi (neuter ekki)

  1. none, no one, nothing

Determiner[edit]

engi (neuter ekki)

  1. no, not any
  2. (after negative or comparative) any
    aldri fyrr fekk hann þvílíkan sigr í engri herferð
    he had never before had such a victory in any campaign
    þessir dvergar kunnu betr smíða af járni en engir aðrir
    these dwarves could smith from iron better than anyone else

Usage notes[edit]

Note the function after a negative or a comparative. This ties in with Old Norse use of double negatives.

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *angī, whence also Old High German engi, Old English enge, Old Norse ǫngr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛn.ɣi/, [ˈeŋ.ɡi]

Adjective[edit]

engi

  1. narrow

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: enge
    • German Low German: eng