enke

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Enke

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish ænkia (widow), Old East Norse variant of Old Norse ekkja, both from Proto-Germanic *ainakjǭ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛnkə/, [ˈɛŋɡ̊ə]

Noun[edit]

enke c (singular definite enken, plural indefinite enker)

  1. widow

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish ænkia (widow), Old East Norse variant of Old Norse ekkja, from Proto-Germanic *ainakjǭ.

Noun[edit]

enke f, m (definite singular enka or enken, indefinite plural enker, definite plural enkene)

  1. a widow (woman whose husband has died)
  2. (printing) A single line of type that ends a paragraph, carried over to the next page or column; a widow

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ekkja (widow), via Danish enke.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

enke f (definite singular enka, indefinite plural enker, definite plural enkene)

  1. widow (a woman whose husband has died)
  2. (printing) A single line of type that ends a paragraph, carried over to the next page or column; a widow

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

enke m (oblique plural enkes, nominative singular enkes, nominative plural enke)

  1. Alternative form of enque