nænne

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nenna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛnə/, [ˈnɛnə]

Verb[edit]

nænne (imperative næn, infinitive at nænne, present tense nænner, past tense nænnede, perfect tense har nænnet)

  1. to have the heart or conscience to do something unpleasant or hurtful
    Jeg nænnede ikke at fortælle hende hvad jeg vidste.
    I did not have it in my heart to tell her what I knew.
  2. to have it in oneself to spoil or use something pure
    Forretten er så nydeligt anrettet, at jeg næsten ikke nænner at spise den.
    The appetizer is so elegantly arranged that I can hardly find it in myself to eat it.
    Når den første sne falder, går jeg så vidt muligt kun i andres fodspor, da jeg ikke nænner at bryde den fine, hvide overflade.
    When the first snow falls, I walk, to the extent that it is possible, only in the foot prints of others, as I do not have it in me to disrupt the fine, white surface.

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nænne

  1. definite of næn
  2. plural of næn