See also: ein, -ein, EIN, and éin

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ʔaɪ̯n]
  • (file)

Etymology 1 edit

Middle High German īn-, a variation (like ein (indicating motion into something) as in waldein) of the preposition in, from Old High German in, from Proto-Germanic *in, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én. Compare English in-.

Prefix edit

ein-

  1. generally indicating (concrete or abstract/metaphorical) motion into something
    Antonym: aus-
Related terms edit
  • ein (indicating motion into something)

Etymology 2 edit

Combining form of eins (one).

Prefix edit

ein-

  1. one, mono-, uni-
    ein- + ‎Bein (leg) + ‎-ig → ‎einbeinig (one-legged)

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • ein-” in Duden online
  • ein-” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Icelandic edit

Prefix edit

ein-

  1. mono-, uni-, one

Derived terms edit

See also edit