See also: erne and Erné

DanishEdit

SuffixEdit

-erne

  1. Marks the plural definite of some nouns.

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

The nouns that inflect like this are mostly the same as those who get -er in the plural indefinite. menneske is a notable exception, being inflected mennesket, mennesker, menneskene (although the form menneskerne also occurs occasionally). Words ending in unstressed -er, such as forfatter, usually inflect -er, -eren, -ere, -erne.


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English -erne; see -ern for more.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /-ɛrn(ə)/, /-ərn(ə)/, /-rən(ə)/

SuffixEdit

-erne

  1. (no longer productive) Suffix denoting belonging to or being in an area, cardinal direction, or ordinal direction.
    northerne "northern", southerne "southern", esterne "eastern", westerne "western", nihterne "during the night"

DescendantsEdit

  • English: -ern

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Old High German -rōni; see -ern for more.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-erne

  1. Adjective suffix occurring in names for directions
    norþernenorthern
    ,
    sūþernesouthern
    ,
    ēasterneeastern
    ,
    westernewestern

DescendantsEdit