See also: ében, ëben, and Eben

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

eben (comparative more eben, superlative most eben)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of even, representing African-American English English.

AdverbEdit

eben (comparative more eben, superlative most eben)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of even, representing African-American English English.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ebenus. Doublet of banús.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eben m (plural ébens)

  1. ebony (tree, wood, color)
    Synonym: banús

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GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The adjective is from Middle High German eben, from Old High German eban, the adverb from ebano; from Proto-West Germanic *ebn, from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz and its adverb equivalent. Cognate with Low German even, Dutch even, effen, English even, Danish jævn.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eːbən/, [ˈeːbən], [ˈeːbm̩]
  • (nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈeːbənt/, [ˈeː(b)m̩t]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːbən

AdjectiveEdit

eben (strong nominative masculine singular ebener or ebner, comparative ebener or ebner, superlative am ebensten)

  1. flat, smooth, even (of a surface)

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

eben

  1. (modal particle) so, just, simply, indicating that something is generally known, or cannot be changed, or the like; often untranslatable
    Synonym: halt
    Er ist eben ein Idiot...
    So he's an idiot...
    Dann müssen wir eben härter arbeiten.
    Then we'll just have to work harder.
  2. (modal particle) just, quickly, indicating that something is done fast or without much complication
    Synonym: kurz
    Ich geh mal eben zur Theke.
    I'll just go to the bar.
    Könnten Sie mir vielleicht eben helfen?
    Could you maybe help me out really quickly?
  3. just; a moment ago
    Wo ist denn dein Mann? Der saß doch eben noch hier.
    Where's your husband? He was sitting here just a minute ago.
  4. (literary, with dieser) exactly, very
    Synonym: genau
    Es sollte eben diese Entscheidung sein, die ihn in den Bankrott treiben würde.
    It would be this very decision that drove him into bankruptcy.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

eb (dog) +‎ -en (on)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛbɛn]
  • Hyphenation: eben

NounEdit

eben

  1. superessive singular of eb

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French ébène, from Latin ebenus.

NounEdit

eben n (uncountable)

  1. ebony

DeclensionEdit


TurkishEdit

NounEdit

eben

  1. second-person singular possessive of ebe