erste

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German[edit]

German ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : eins
    Ordinal : erste

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ērist, from Proto-Germanic *airistaz, from *airi ("early"), so literally "earliest".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːrstə/, [ˈʔeːɐ̯stə], [ˈʔɛɐ̯stə]
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  • Hyphenation: ers‧te

Ordinal number[edit]

erste

  1. first

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Further reading[edit]

  • erste” in Duden online
  • erste” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German erst.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɾ.ste/, /ˈɛɾs.te/

Adverb[edit]

erste

  1. (of time) not before, not until (then), only (not earlier than), for the first time
    Me venos erste morge.
    I won't come before tomorrow.

Usage notes[edit]

*ne ante cannot be used in place of erste, since *ne ante would be a preposition just like ante, not an adverb. "Me venos *ne ante morge" would be totally gibberish since the *ne ante would effect the adverb (morge), not the verb (venos). Instead, one could use "Me venos morge, ne ante", which would be correct.


Old Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːrste/, [ˈɛːrste]

Adjective[edit]

ērste

  1. strong nominative or accusative singular feminine of ērst
  2. strong nominative, accusative or dative plural of ērst
  3. weak nominative singular feminine of ērst
  4. weak nominative or accusative singular neuter of ērst