omsonst

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German umsonst (for free, in vain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔmsɔnst/, [ʌmˈsʌnˀsd̥]

Adjective[edit]

omsonst (neuter omsonst, definite and plural omsonste)

  1. futile, useless
  2. (adverbial) in vain

Usage notes[edit]

Often used as a predicative, in which case it is indeclinable.


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. German umsonst.

Adverb[edit]

omsonst

  1. in vain