jeder

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ieweder, from Old High German ioweder, from io + wedar, from Proto-Germanic *aiwaz + *hwaþeraz. Compare English either, Dutch ieder.

Around the 14th century, the word merged with ieder, at which point the dual sense, "both", died out.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjeːdɐ/
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Pronoun[edit]

jeder

  1. each
    Synonym: jedweder
    Jedem das SeineTo each his own

Usage notes[edit]

  • An indefinite article can precede jeder, and is required in the genitive case. In this case jeder is declined like an adjective.
    Es gibt einen solchen Augenblick im Leben eines jeden.There is such a moment in everyone's life.

Determiner[edit]

jeder

  1. each, every
    Synonym: jedweder
    Jedes MalEach time

Usage notes[edit]

  • An indefinite article can precede jeder, especially in the genitive case. In this case jeder is declined like an adjective.
    Sie ist der Traum eines jeden Mannes.She is every man's dream.

Declension[edit]


  • Plural forms may occur with intervals, as in jede zwei Tage (every two days). However, this use is dated; one generally says alle zwei Tage.

Further reading[edit]


Norn[edit]

Noun[edit]

jeder

  1. venom, poison
  2. evil-speaking words
  3. biting cold