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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ævi, from Proto-Germanic *aiwį̄.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ævi f (genitive singular ævi, plural ævir)

  1. life, lifetime
  2. a long spell, a very long time
  3. (plurale tantrum) eternity

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ævi (defective)
f33 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ævi ævin ævir ævirnar
accusative ævi ævina ævir ævirnar
dative ævi ævini
genitive ævi ævinnar

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ævi, from Proto-Germanic *aiwį̄.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ævi f (genitive singular ævi, nominative plural ævir)

  1. time
  2. life, lifetime
  3. biography

DeclensionEdit

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aiwį̄, from *aiwaz, *aiwiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂oyus, *h₂eyus ((allotted) lifetime). Germanic cognates include Old English ǣ(w) (law), Old Frisian ēwe, Old High German ēwa (eternity), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍃 (aiws, age, eternity). Accusative singular form in Proto-Germanic *aiwį was used as an adverb meaning "ever", and thence came Old Norse æ (ever, always). Indo-European cognates include Latin aevum, Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn), Sanskrit आयुस् (ā́yus, life, vital power) and Old Armenian ոչ (očʿ, not).

NounEdit

ævi f

  1. time
  2. life, lifetime
  3. biography

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian Nynorsk: æve f
  • Swedish: äve n pl, (dialectal) äva f

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