innan

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

īnnān (animate)

  1. third-person plural possessive singular of nāntli; (she is) their mother.

Faroese[edit]

Preposition[edit]

innan

  1. (with accusative) inside
  2. (with accusative) before

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

innan (not comparable)

  1. inside, on the inside, within

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse innan.

Preposition[edit]

innan

  1. before, within
    Du lyt levera papira innan fristen i morgon.
    You must hand in the papers before the deadline tomorrow.
  2. inside, within

Derived terms[edit]

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A variant of inne

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

innan

  1. within

Preposition[edit]

innan

  1. within

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *innanē, akin to inn +‎ -an.

Adverb[edit]

innan

  1. from within, from an internal part
  2. internally, within

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: innan
  • Faroese: innan
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: innan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: innen
  • Swedish: innan
  • Danish: inden

Preposition[edit]

innan

  1. (with genitive) within

References[edit]

  • innan in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From inna.

Preposition[edit]

innan

  1. within

Adverb[edit]

innan

  1. inside
  2. indoors

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse innan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²ɪnan/
  • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

innan

  1. before (earlier than in time)

Preposition[edit]

innan

  1. (sometimes proscribed) before (earlier than in time)
    • 2011, Daniel Kederstedt, “En uppgörelse som kom i grevens tid [An agreement in the nick of time]”, in Svenska Dagbladet[1]:
      Utfallet spelar troligtvis mindre roll då politikerna fortsätter att försöka hamra fram det kompromissförslag som förhoppningsvis kan klubbas igenom innan måndagen.
      The outcome is likely to play a less important role as politicians continue to try to hammer out the compromise proposal that hopefully can be pushed through before Monday.

Usage notes[edit]

A normative rule in Swedish has earlier been that innan is a subjunction and must be followed by a subordinate clause, whereas före is the prepositional equivalent, except for a few fixed expressions. However, the usage of innan as a temporal preposition is now accepted.[1]

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