vant

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See also: vânt and vänt

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

vant (third-person singular simple present vants, present participle vanting, simple past and past participle vanted)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of want.
    • 1890, John Habberton, All He Knew[1]:
      "Come, now, deacon," said the shopkeeper, abruptly dropping the cat, "you can turn up your nose at my ideas all you vant, but you mustn't turn it up at my shurch.
    • 1922, Various, Best Short Stories[2]:
      "Ay vant to get married," blushed Pete, who is by way of being a Scandinavian.
    • 1992 January 17, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Sex and Drugs and Death and Writing”, in Chicago Reader[3]:
      His boss, A.J. Cohen, is livid: "You vant I should spit right in your face!?

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “Probably an obsolete past participle of vænne?”

Adjective[edit]

vant

  1. Usual, familiar.
    Drengen føler sig tryg i vante omgivelser.
    The boy feels secure in a familiar environment.
    • 1873, Fr Hammerich, De episk-kristelige Oldkvad hos de gotiske folk, page 167
      De vante steder til gudsdyrkelse kunde de lade dem beholde, de vante
      They could let them keep the usual places of worship, the usual ones
    • 1839, Thomasine Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd, Johan Ludwig Heiberg, Nye fortaellinger af Forfatteren' til "En Hverdags-Historie", page 89
      I flere Dage blev han denne Beslutning tro, og den unge Pige, hvis Hjerte allerede hang ved denne sin første Kjærlighed, vandrede, forgjæves speidende, omkring de vante Steder, uden at ane den Kamp, som den utaknemmelige Elsker maatte stride med sit eget Hjerte.
      For several days, he stuck to this decision, and the young girl, whose heart already drooped at this its first love, wandered, looking in vain, around the usual places, not knowing the struggle which the ungrateful lover fought with his own heart.
    • 2015, Christine Merrill, Lady Folbrokes bedårende bedrag, Förlaget Harlequin AB (ISBN 9789150784183)
      Jeg kan klare mig uden at vække opsigt i kortere tidsrum ad gangen på vante steder.
      I can make it without attracting attention for time intervals at a time in the usual places.
    • 2011, Kai Jorgensen, At Starte Som en Kat Må Give Mindst 9 Liv, BoD – Books on Demand (ISBN 9788771140897), page 184
      Folk vil gerne bevæge sig væk fra de vante steder, hvis det, de skal se, lyder spændende nok.
      People would like to move away from the usual places, if that which they are to see sounds exciting enough.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of vant
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular vant mere vant mest vant2
Neuter singular vant mere vant mest vant2
Plural vante mere vant mest vant2
Definite attributive1 vante mere vant mest vante
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Related terms[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ventre(belly, stomach).

Noun[edit]

vant

  1. (anatomy) belly, stomach

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

vant

  1. simple past of vinne

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

vant

  1. imperative of vanta and vante

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vant n

  1. (nautical) shroud: a rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways