Finnish edit

Temporal adverbs
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Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *eklen, of uncertain earlier origin. Seemingly an instructive singular case.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈei̯len/, [ˈe̞i̯le̞n]
  • Rhymes: -eilen
  • Syllabification(key): ei‧len

Adverb edit

eilen (not comparable)

  1. yesterday
    eilen illalla(during) last night

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German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German īlen, from Old High German īlen, from Proto-West Germanic *īlijan (to make haste, hasten).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈaɪ̯lən]
  • (file)

Verb edit

eilen (weak, third-person singular present eilt, past tense eilte, past participle geeilt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. to hurry, to rush
    Ich eilte zum Bahnhof.I hurried to the railway station.
    Sie eilte nach Hause.She hurried home.
    • 1818, Joseph von Eichendorff, The Marble Statue ("Das Marmorbild")::
      Florio sah ihm lange nach, dann eilte er wie ein Trunkener der Stadt zu.
      Florio looked at him for long, then he hurried to the city like a drunk.
    • 1844, Felix Mendelssohn, Hör' mein Bitten (with literal translation):
      O könnt' ich fliegen wie Tauben dahin,
      weit hinweg vor dem Feinde zu fliehn!
      In die Wüste eilt' ich dann fort,
      fände Ruhe am schattigen Ort.
      Oh, if I could fly off like the doves,
      flee far away from the foe!
      Into the wilderness I would then hasten,
      and find repose in a shadowy place.
  2. to be urgent
    Es eilt!It's urgent!

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Further reading edit

  • eilen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • eilen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • eilen” in Duden online
  • eilen” in OpenThesaurus.de

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Etymology edit

From Old English eġlan, eġlian, from Proto-West Germanic *aglijan, from Proto-Germanic *aglijaną.

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eilen

  1. to trouble, afflict, or harm (someone or something)

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  • English: ail
  • Scots: ail
  • Yola: teil

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