YiddishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (YIVO, Litvish) IPA(key): /ɔn/
  • (Poylish) IPA(key): /uːn/
  • (Ukrainish) IPA(key): /un/
  • (Netherlandic):
    • IPA(key): (Etymology 1) /oːn/
    • IPA(key): (Etymology 2) /aːn/

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German āne (without) (compare German ohne), from Old High German āna, ānu, āno (without), from Proto-Germanic *ēnō (without) (compare Old Saxon āno, Old Frisian ōni, Old Norse án, ón), from Proto-Indo-European *anew, *enew (without) (compare Ancient Greek ἄνευ (áneu)).

PrepositionEdit

אָן (on) (no contracted dem-form)

  1. without
    וואָס קען וואַקסן, וואַקסן אָן רעגן?‎‎
    vos ken vaksn, vaksn on regn?
    What can grow, grow without rain?
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle High German an, ane, from Old High German ana, from Proto-West Germanic *an, *ana, from Proto-Germanic *an(a), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₂.

AdverbEdit

אָן (on)

  1. on, onward
    פֿון איצט אָן‎‎ ― fun itst onfrom now on
    פֿון הײַנט אָן‎‎ ― fun haynt onstarting today, from today on