meðan

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See also: medan, methan, Medan, and Methan

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse meðan.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

meðan

  1. while

Adverb[edit]

meðan

  1. meanwhile

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse meðan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

meðan or á meðan

  1. while

Adverb[edit]

á meðan

  1. meanwhile

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *medanō (meanwhile, as long as).

Conjunction[edit]

meðan

  1. meanwhile, as long as, while, whilst
    • Sigrdrífumál 4:
      Heilir æsir! Heilar ásynjur! Heil sjá in fjölnýta fold! Mál ok mannvit gefið okkr mærum tveim, ok læknishendr meðan lifum.
      Hail ye gods! Hail ye goddesses! Hail, fertile earth! Speech and wisdom grant to us famous ones, and healing hands while we live.

Descendants[edit]