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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ɛːdə/, [ˈɛːð̞ə]

VerbEdit

æde (imperative æd, infinitive at æde, present tense æder, past tense åd, perfect tense har ædt)

  1. (animals) eat
  2. (vulgar, of people) pig out, gorge
  3. erode, eat away
  4. eat up

Usage notesEdit

This verb is considered informal (or vulgar) when used to refer to people. The verb spise is preferred in more normal contexts when referring to people.

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