DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German effen, even (even), from Old Saxon evan, from Proto-West Germanic *ebn, from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz (even, level).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛfən/, [ˈɛfən]

AdjectiveEdit

effen

  1. capable, competent
  2. effen eller ueffena game where one guesses if the number of hidden objects is even or odd

InflectionEdit

Inflection of effen
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular effen 2
Neuter singular effent 2
Plural efne 2
Definite attributive1 efne
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch effen, from Old Dutch *evan, from Proto-West Germanic *ebn, from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz. Doublet of even.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

effen (not comparable)

  1. leveled
  2. plain or monocoloured

InflectionEdit

Inflection of effen
uninflected effen
inflected effen
comparative effener
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial effen effener het effenst
het effenste
indefinite m./f. sing. effen effener effenste
n. sing. effen effener effenste
plural effen effener effenste
definite effen effener effenste
partitive effens effeners

DescendantsEdit

  • Negerhollands: effen

AdverbEdit

effen

  1. (chiefly colloquial) Alternative form of even