erneq

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Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Inuit *ịʁnị-ʁ, from Proto-Eskimo *iʁni-ʁ. Cognate of Inuktitut ᐃᕐᓂᖅ (irniq) and Inupiaq iġñiq.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ɜn.nɜq/

Noun[edit]

erneq (plural ernerit)

  1. son
    • 1992, "Meeqqakka", Atuagagdliutit/Grønlandsposten
      Nuliaralu siullermik ernertaarpugut, ukiut marluk qaangiummata panmissaarluta,[sic, meaning panissaarluta] sulilu ukiut marluk qaangiuteqqimmata panissaaqqilluta.
      My wife and I first had a son, two years later a daughter, and another two years after that, another daughter.
    • 2002, Stephen Hammeken, Harry Potter Ujarallu Inuunartoq, Nuuk: Atuakkiorfik, translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling, →ISBN, page 4:
      Aappariit erneeraqarput Dudleymik atilimmik. Aappariit isumaqarput ernertik silarsuarmi asseqanngitsoq.
      The Dursleys had a small son called Dudley and in their opinion there was no finer boy [son] anywhere.

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Yup'ik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From erte- (to dawn) +‎ -neq (postbase meaning a thing that results from -ing).

Noun[edit]

erneq

  1. day (24-hour period or day as opposed to night)