modern

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French moderne, from Late Latin modernus; from Latin modo ‎(just now), originally ablative of modus ‎(measure); hence, by measure, "just now". See also mode.

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modern ‎(comparative moderner or more modern, superlative modernest or most modern)

  1. Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.
    Our online interactive game is a modern approach to teaching about gum disease.Although it was built in the 1600s, the building still has a very modern look.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
      But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window [].
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55:
      The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
  2. (historical) Pertaining to the modern period (c.1800 to contemporary times), particularly in academic historiography.

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Noun[edit]

modern ‎(plural moderns)

  1. Someone who lives in modern times.
    • 1779, Edward Capell, ‎John Collins, Notes and various readings to Shakespeare
      What the moderns could mean by their suppression of the final couplet's repeatings, cannot be conceiv'd []
    • 1956, John Albert Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt (page 144)
      Even though we moderns can never crawl inside the skin of the ancient and think and feel as he did [] we must as historians make the attempt.

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Most common English words before 1923: direction · o' · eight · #839: modern · medium · ill · eat

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin modernus

Adjective[edit]

modern m ‎(feminine moderna, masculine plural moderns, feminine plural modernes)

  1. modern

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Moder ‎(moldiness).

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Verb[edit]

modern ‎(third-person singular simple present modert, past tense moderte, past participle gemodert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to rot, to molder
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French, from Latin.

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modern ‎(comparative moderner, superlative am modernsten)

  1. modern
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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English modern and German modern, from French moderne, from Medieval Latin modernus.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmodɛrn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mo‧dern

Adjective[edit]

modern (comparative modernebb, superlative legmodernebb)

  1. modern

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative modern modernek
accusative modernet moderneket
dative modernnek moderneknek
instrumental modernnel modernekkel
causal-final modernért modernekért
translative modernné modernekké
terminative modernig modernekig
essive-formal modernként modernekként
essive-modal
inessive modernben modernekben
superessive modernen moderneken
adessive modernnél moderneknél
illative modernbe modernekbe
sublative modernre modernekre
allative modernhez modernekhez
elative modernből modernekből
delative modernről modernekről
ablative moderntől modernektől

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French moderne, from Late Latin modernus.

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Adjective[edit]

modern (comparative modernare, superlative modernast)

  1. modern; pertaining to current style

Declension[edit]

Inflection of modern
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular modern modernare modernast
Neuter singular modernt modernare modernast
Plural moderna modernare modernast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 moderne modernare modernaste
All moderna modernare modernaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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Noun[edit]

modern

  1. definite singular of moder
  2. definite singular of mor