faen

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

faen

  1. third-person plural present indicative of faer

Bislama[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English fine

Noun[edit]

faen

  1. A fine
    • 2008, Miriam Meyerhoff, Social lives in language--sociolinguistics and multilingual speech[1], ISBN 978-90-272-1863-6, page 344:
      Bang i wantem mi faen from mi ovaspen.
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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of fanden, "the Devil", from late Old Norse fendinn, perhaps from Frisian with the original meaning "the tempter, he who tempts". Compare Old Norse fjándinn, "the enemy", definite of fjándi, "enemy, foe, devil". Cognate with Danish fanden and Swedish fan. See also djevel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faen m (not inflected); genitive faens

  1. the Devil, Satan
  2. (about persons) devil, bastard
    Stakkars faen, jeg synes synd på deg.
    Poor devil, I pity you.
    Du er en sleip faen.
    You're a cunning devil.
    Hvordan skal en fattig faen overleve her?
    How is a poor bastard supposed to survive here?
  3. (interjection) damn, shit, hell, fuck
    Fy faen!
    Fuck!
    Faen ta deg! (literally: "may the devil take you!")
    Fuck you!, Damn you!
    Det var som faen!
    I'll be damned!, Bloody hell!
    Ikke faen!
    Hell no!

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Note that when designating Satan, the Devil, the long form fanden is preferred.

References[edit]

  • faen” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “faen” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of fanden, "the Devil", from late Old Norse fendinn, perhaps from Frisian with the original meaning "the tempter, he who tempts". Compare Old Norse fjándinn, "the enemy", definite of fjándi, "enemy, foe, devil". Cognate with Danish fanden and Swedish fan. See also djevel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faen m (not inflected); genitive faens

  1. the Devil, Satan
  2. (about persons) devil, bastard
    Stakkars faen, eg føler med deg.
    Poor devil, I pity you.
    Du er ein sleip faen.
    You're a cunning devil.
    Korleis skal ein fattig faen overleve her?
    How is a poor bastard supposed to survive here?
  3. (interjection) damn, shit, hell, fuck
    Fy faen!
    Fuck!
    Faen ta deg! (literally: "may the devil take you!")
    Fuck you!, Damn you!
    Det var som faen!
    I'll be damned!, Bloody hell!
    Ikkje faen!
    Hell no!

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Note that when designating Satan, the Devil, the long form fanden is preferred.

References[edit]

  • faen” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “faen” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

External links[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

faen

  1. Soft mutation of maen

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
maen faen unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.