ewig

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch eeuwig, from Middle Dutch êwich, from Old Dutch ēwig.

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Adjective[edit]

ewig (attributive ewige, comparative ewiger, superlative ewigste)

  1. eternal, everlasting

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ēwic, Old High German ēwig.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːvɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈeːvɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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  • Hyphenation: ewig

Adjective[edit]

ewig (comparative ewiger, superlative am ewigsten)

  1. eternal, everlasting
    Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch: Wer an mich glaubt, der hat das ewige Leben. — Johannes 6:47
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. — John 6:47

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Adverb[edit]

ewig

  1. eternally, for ever
    Das wird ewig so bleiben. – It will remain like this for ever.
  2. (chiefly colloquial) always
    Er ist ewig am Meckern. – He's always grumping.

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Further reading[edit]

  • ewig in Duden online

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ēwa +‎ -ig.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːwiɣ/, /ˈeːwiɡ/

Adjective[edit]

ēwig

  1. eternal

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: ēwic

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ēwa +‎ -ig.

Adjective[edit]

ēwig

  1. eternal

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