ofn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ofn, from Proto-Germanic *uhnaz, *uhwnaz (compare Danish and Norwegian Bokmål ovn, Norwegian Nynorsk omn, Swedish ugn, Dutch oven, Low German Aven, West Frisian ûne, German Ofen, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌽𐍃 (auhns)), probably from a Proto-Indo-European *aukw- (cooking pot), *Hukʷ-, *ukwnos (compare Sanskrit उखा (ukhā), Old Armenian ակութ (akutʿ), Albanian anë, Latin aulla, olla, Ancient Greek ἰπνός (ipnós)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ofn m (genitive singular ofns, nominative plural ofnar)

  1. oven
  2. stove
  3. furnace
  4. radiator

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *ofn, from Proto-Germanic *uhnaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ofn m

  1. oven, stove
  2. furnace

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: oven

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh ofuyn, from Proto-Celtic *ɸoβnos (fear) (compare Breton aon, Cornish own, Old Irish ómun).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ofn m (plural ofnau)

  1. fear

Derived terms[edit]

  • ofni (to fear)
  • ofnus (fearful, timorous)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ofn unchanged unchanged hofn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.