See also: Enke

DanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish ænkia (widow), from Old Norse (east) *enkja, (west) ekkja, from Proto-Germanic *ainakjǭ, cognate with Swedish änka.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛnkə/, [ˈɛŋɡ̊ə]

NounEdit

enke c (singular definite enken, plural indefinite enker)

  1. widow

InflectionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

enke

  1. Alternative form of ynke

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish ænkia (widow), Old East Norse variant of Old Norse ekkja, from Proto-Germanic *ainakjǭ.

NounEdit

enke f or m (definite singular enka or enken, indefinite plural enker, definite plural enkene)

  1. a widow (woman whose husband has died)
  2. (printing) A single line of type that ends a paragraph, carried over to the next page or column; a widow

AntonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ekkja (widow), via Danish enke.

NounEdit

enke f (definite singular enka, indefinite plural enker, definite plural enkene)

  1. widow (a woman whose husband has died)
  2. (printing) A single line of type that ends a paragraph, carried over to the next page or column; a widow

AntonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

enke m (oblique plural enkes, nominative singular enkes, nominative plural enke)

  1. Alternative form of enque