kein

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Welsh cefn ("back").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kein m

  1. back (the rear of body)

Inflection[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaɪ̯n/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯n
  • Homophone: Kain
  • Homophone: keinen (according to a common pronunciation of this form)

Etymology[edit]

Old High German nihein

Article[edit]

kein m, n

  1. no; not a; not an
    Das ist kein Bett. — “That is not a bed.” (Compare with: “That is no bed.”)

Declension[edit]

The declension pattern for kein follows that of ein (a) and the possessive determiners, as does the declension of adjectives that follow kein. For the most part, the adjectives decline like those that appear after the definite article (the so-called weak declension pattern for German adjectives). However, kein lacks a masculine marker in the nominative case and a neuter marker in the nominative and accusative cases. Accordingly, adjectives following that plain form take an -er or -es to indicate the gender:

case / gender masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative kein guter Vater keine gute Mutter kein gutes Wort keine guten Wörter
genitive keines guten Vaters keiner guten Mutter keines guten Worts keiner guten Wörter
dative keinem guten Vater keiner guten Mutter keinem guten Wort keinen guten Wörtern
accusative keinen guten Vater keine gute Mutter kein gutes Wort keine guten Wörter

External links[edit]

  • kein in Duden online

West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kein

  1. pretty, charming
  2. chaste