See also: Almen

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A merger of two words: 1. older algemen, from al (all) +‎ gemen (common), a calque of German allgemein; 2. Swedish allmän, from Old Norse almennr, from Proto-Germanic *alamannijaz. Derived from *alamann- (mankind), which is itself a compound of *ala- (all) +‎ *mann- (man).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /almeːˀn/, [ˈalˌmeˀn]

AdjectiveEdit

almen (neuter alment, plural and definite singular attributive almene)

  1. common
  2. public
  3. general
  4. universal

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑlmən

NounEdit

almen

  1. Plural form of alm

ItalianEdit

AdverbEdit

almen

  1. Apocopic form of almeno

AnagramsEdit


NorwegianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse almennr, influenced by German allgemein (common to all) (gemein)

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

almen

  1. which applies to all
    almen stemmerett
    voting rights for all
    almen verneplikt
    involuntary military service (conscription) for all
  2. public
    Saken har almen interesse.
    The general public is interested in the matter.
    et alment gode
    a benefit that is available to the public
  3. common, ordinary, general
    Det er en vanlig oppfatning.
    That is a common conception.
    Han kom med noen almene betraktninger
    He gave some general perceptions.
  4. universal
    almene sannheter
    general truths
    en hellig, almen kirke
    a holy, universal church

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CompoundsEdit

AdverbEdit

almen

  1. generally
    Det er alment kjent.
    It is generally (well) known.

Usage notesEdit

This word is only used in Norwegian Riksmål.

ReferencesEdit

  • almen” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

almen

  1. definite singular of alm

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlmɛn/, /ˈɑlmən/

NounEdit

almen m

  1. definite singular of alm

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

almen

  1. definite singular of alm

AnagramsEdit