See also: שײַן

Yiddish edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German schœne, from Old High German scōni, from Proto-West Germanic *skaunī, from Proto-Germanic *skauniz. Cognate with Central Franconian schön, German schön, Dutch schoon, Danish skøn, Swedish skön English sheen.

Pronunciation edit

  • (YIVO, Ukrainish, Netherlandic) IPA(key): /ʃɛɪ̯n/
  • (Litvish) IPA(key): /ʃeɪ̯n/
  • (Poylish) IPA(key): /ʃaɪ̯n/

Adjective edit

שיין (sheyn) (comparativeשענער(shener), superlativeשענסט(shenst))

  1. beautiful, pretty, cute, handsome
    אַ שיין פּנים!
    a sheyn ponem!
    (What) a pretty face!
  2. nice

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Noun edit

שיין (shaynf

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of שײַן(shayn).