Old Norse edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *þanǭ, masculine accusative singular of *sa (that). Cognate with Old English þone, Old Saxon thana, Old High German den, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌽𐌰 (þana).

Pronoun edit


  1. masculine accusative singular of

Declension edit

Descendants edit

In the continental Scandinavian languages, along with Faroese, this form replaced as the nominative.

  • Icelandic: þann
  • Faroese: tann
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: dan, den
  • Old Swedish: þæn, ᚦᛅᚿ
  • Danish: den, æ
    • Norwegian Bokmål: den