evne

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛvnə/, [ˈɛwnə]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse efni n (material, ressources, matter), from Proto-Germanic *abniją, cognate with Swedish ämne (subject), doublet of emne (subject). Related to the verb.

Noun[edit]

evne c (singular definite evnen, plural indefinite evner)

  1. ability
  2. power
  3. capacity
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse efna, from Proto-Germanic *abnijaną (to perform), cognate with Swedish ämna.

Verb[edit]

evne (past tense evnede, past participle evnet)

  1. to be able to
  2. to be capable of
Inflection[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse efni n (material, ressources, matter), from Proto-Germanic *abniją (material, stuff), from *abnijaną (to make, perform), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃op-, *h₃ep- (to work; the result of work, income, wealth). Cognate with Swedish ämne (subject), doublet of emne (subject).

Noun[edit]

evne f or m (definite singular evna or evnen, indefinite plural evner, definite plural evnene)

  1. ability, capacity, talent

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse efni

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

evne f (definite singular evna, indefinite plural evner, definite plural evnene)

  1. ability, capacity, talent

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