fædrene

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɛðʁɐnə], [ˈfɛðɐnə]

Etymology 1[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

fædrene c

  1. definite plural of fader
  2. definite plural of far

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Danish fædherne, from the noun fæþrini, Old Norse faðerni (paternal side), derived from Proto-Germanic *fadrīnaz (paternal).

Adjective[edit]

fædrene (neuter fædrene, plural and definite singular attributive fædrene)

  1. ancestral
    • 1836, Homer (translated by Christian Wilster), The Iliad, page 148:
      Her har du hentet din Død, og til Verden du kom ved Gygaias / Søe, der ligger din fædrene Gaard, dine fædrene Jorder / Hist ved den fiskrige Hyllos og Hermos's rivende Vande.
      Here you got your death, and to the world you came by Gygaia's / Lake, there lies your ancestral farm, your ancestral lands / By the fish-rich Hyllos and the coursing waters of Hermos.