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See also: -ein, ein-, EIN, and éin

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Dutch Low SaxonEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɪ̯n/, /ˈaɪ̯n/

ArticleEdit

ein m (indefinite article)

  1. Alternative spelling of een : a, an

ArticleEdit

ein n (indefinite article)

  1. Alternative spelling of een : a, an

NumeralEdit

ein

  1. Alternative spelling of een : one (1)

FaroeseEdit

Faroese cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal : ein
    Ordinal : fyrsti
    Distributive : einir

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.

ArticleEdit

ein (neuter eitt)

  1. a, an
    ein góður maðura good man
    ein góð kvinnaa good woman
    eitt gott barna good child
    einir góðir skógvara good pair of shoes

DeclensionEdit

ein, eitt (a, one) - article, numeral, adjective, indefinite pronoun
Singular (eintal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) ein ein eitt
Accusative (hvønnfall) eina
Dative (hvørjumfall) einum eini / einari einum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (eins) (einar) (eins)
Plural (fleirtal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) einir einar eini
Accusative (hvønnfall) einar
Dative (hvørjumfall) einum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (eina)


NumeralEdit

ein (neuter eitt)

  1. one (1)
    ein maður og tvær kvinnurone man and two women
    ein kvinna og tveir mennone woman and two men
    einar buksur og tveir skógvarone pair of trousers and two pair of shoes
    ein dagin
    one day, someday

Usage notesEdit

When counting, use the neuter forms: eitt, tvey, trý, ...

AdjectiveEdit

ein (neuter eitt, plural einar)

  1. same
    Teir fóru allir ein veg.
    They all went the same way.
  2. alone
    Hon sat í borgin ein.
    She sat in the castle alone.
  3. approximate
    einar hundrað krónurapproximately 100 kroner

PronounEdit

ein (neuter eitt)

  1. one
    ein sigurone says

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ain (for the article, dated)
  • 'n (for the article, in informal writing)
  • Ein (for the numeral)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ein, from Old High German ein, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Compare German Low German en, ein, Dutch een, English one, Danish en, Norwegian Nynorsk ein.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aɪ̯n/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ən/, /n̩/ (for the article, chiefly colloquial)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯n

NumeralEdit

ein m, n

  1. one
    Ich hatte nur ein Bier bestellt.
    I had ordered just one beer.

Usage notesEdit

  • In counting, the form eins is used: eins zu null (one–nil) (sport result). The name of the number one, as a noun, is Eins.
  • In order to distinguish the numeral ("one") from the indefinite article ("a, an"), the former may be printed in italics: Ich hatte nur ein Bier bestellt.

ArticleEdit

ein m, n

  1. a, an
    ein Manna man
    eine Fraua woman
    ein Kinda child

Usage notesEdit

  • In the vernacular, the diphthong ei- is usually not pronounced in the indefinite article, which gives rise to the informal contractions 'n, 'ne, 'nem, 'ner (dative), and 'nen. (There are no contracted genitive forms.)
  • Earlier contracted forms which are not in use anymore are eim for einem and eins for eines (as in "eins Mann[e]s", "eins Kind[e]s"). Even older forms are ein for eine (as in ein Frau), einm for einem and einr for einer.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ein
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative ein eine ein
genitive eines einer eines
dative einem einer einem
accusative einen eine ein


Coordinate termsEdit

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɪ̯n/, /ˈaɪ̯n/

ArticleEdit

ein m, n (indefinite article)

  1. Alternative spelling of en (a, an)

NumeralEdit

ein

  1. Alternative spelling of en (one (1))

IcelandicEdit

AdverbEdit

ein

  1. alone
    Hún er ein.
    She is alone.

NumeralEdit

ein

  1. inflection of einn:
    1. nominative neuter singular
    2. nominative and accusative neuter plural

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ein

  1. Rōmaji transcription of えいん

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

ein m (feminine ei, neuter eitt, stressed masculine éin, stressed feminine éi)

  1. (cardinal) one (cardinal number 1)

Derived termsEdit

ArticleEdit

ein m (feminine ei, neuter eit)

  1. a, an (indefinite article)
    Eg skal selja ein båt.
    I am going to sell a boat.

PronounEdit

ein

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)
  2. one (indefinite personal pronoun)
    Ein skal ikkje tru på alt ein høyrer.
    One should not believe everything one is told.
  3. someone
    Eg kjenner ein som kan spela trombone.
    I know someone who can play the trombone.

AdverbEdit

ein

  1. circa, approximately, about
    Det ligg ein to-tre kilometer unna.
    It lies about two to three kilometres away.

Alternative formsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • en (Bokmål)

ReferencesEdit


Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ainaz, whence also Old English ān, Old Norse einn. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.

NumeralEdit

ein

  1. (cardinal) one

DescendantsEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh yn.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ən/, /əi̯n/, /in/

DeterminerEdit

ein

  1. our

Usage notesEdit

Ni is sometimes added after the noun.


West FrisianEdit

NounEdit

ein c (plural einen)

  1. duck
  2. end