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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ær, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ær f (genitive singular ær, plural ær)

  1. ewe
    ofta eigur svørt ær hvítt lamb.
    Black ewes often give birth to white lambs.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ær
f20 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ær ærin ær ærnar
accusative ær ærina ær ærnar
dative ær ærini óm ónum
genitive ær ærinnar áa áanna

Derived termsEdit


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse ær, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

NounEdit

ær f (genitive singular ær, nominative plural ær)

  1. ewe
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse œrr, from Proto-Germanic *wōrijaz.

AdjectiveEdit

ær (comparative ærari, superlative ærastur)

  1. mad
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse æðr (eider).

NounEdit

ær f or m (definite singular æra or æren, indefinite plural ærer, definite plural ærene)

  1. eider
SynonymsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

ær

  1. imperative of ære

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *airiz, originally a comparative form (= ‘earlier’). Cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌹𐌶 (airiz), Old Norse ár (early) (adj.), árla (early) (adv.) (> Danish and Norwegian årle), Old High German ēr (German eher), Old Frisian ēr, Old Saxon ēr, Old Dutch ēr (Dutch eer). Cognate with Albanian errët (dark), herët (early).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ǣr (comparative ǣrra, superlative ǣrest)

  1. early, previous, former

PrepositionEdit

ǣr

  1. before (in time)
    • Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase:
      Ær his swylt-dæge.
      Before his death-day.

ConjunctionEdit

ǣr

  1. before (in time)
    • Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase:
      Ær heo wordum cwæþ...
      Before she said in words...
  2. rather than, in preference to

DescendantsEdit

Derived termsEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

NounEdit

ær f (genitive ær, plural ær)

  1. ewe

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit