enig

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eːni/, [ˈeːni]

Adjective[edit]

enig ‎(neuter enigt, definite and plural enige)

  1. united
  2. unanimous

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *ēnag, from Proto-Germanic *ainagaz.

Determiner[edit]

enig

  1. some
    Enige voorzichtigheid wordt wel op prijs gesteld.
    Some caution is appreciated.
    Hij heeft enige dingen laten zien.
    He showed some things.
  2. any
    Heb je enig idee wat dat is?
    Do you have any idea what that is?
Declension[edit]
Inflection of enig
uninflected enig
inflected enige
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. enige
n. sing. enig
plural enige
definite enige
partitive
Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

enig ‎(not comparable)

  1. only, single
    Dat was zijn enige kans.
    That was his only chance.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of enig
uninflected enig
inflected enige
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. enige
n. sing. enig
plural enige
definite enige
partitive
Usage notes[edit]

The superlative form enigst(e) is commonly used, but people may see it as wrong. The form is the grammatically correct superlative, but the use of it is not part of the standard language. See http://taaladvies.net/taal/advies/vraag/262/ (in Dutch) for more information.

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Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

enig ‎(comparative eniger, superlative enigst)

  1. cute, nice, adorable
Declension[edit]
Inflection of enig
uninflected enig
inflected enige
comparative eniger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial enig eniger het enigst
het enigste
indefinite m./f. sing. enige enigere enigste
n. sing. enig eniger enigste
plural enige enigere enigste
definite enige enigere enigste
partitive enigs enigers

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ainagaz, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz ‎(one). Akin to Old Frisian enich, Old English æniġ, Old Norse einigr

Adjective[edit]

ēnig

  1. any
    • that ik hier ni mag ēniga huīla libbian
      That I shouldn't live any moment
      (Genesis, verse 67)
  2. anyone
    • thoh uui hēr te meti habdin garu im te geƀanne sō uui mahtin fargelden mēst tueho uuāri is noh than that iro ēnig thar ēnes gināmi
      Though we had food that we should buy to give him. The most doubt is still there that anyone once felt
      (Heliand, verse 2637)

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