See also: ënnen and Ennen

Finnish

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Etymology

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Instructive singular of ensi-.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈenːen/, [ˈe̞nːe̞n]
  • Rhymes: -enːen
  • Syllabification(key): en‧nen

Preposition

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ennen (+ partitive)

  1. (temporal) before, prior to
  2. (static) before, prior to (e.g. in text)

Postposition

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ennen (+ partitive)

  1. (temporal) before, prior to
  2. (static) before, prior to (e.g. in text)

Adverb

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ennen (comparative ennemmin, no superlative)

  1. before, back then (at an earlier time)
  2. rather, before
    ennen kuolema kuin orjuus(we would) rather die than be slaves

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Further reading

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Ingrian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Akin to Estonian enne and Finnish ennen.

Pronunciation

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Adverb

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ennen

  1. (of time) before
    • 1936, N. A. Iljin and V. I. Junus, Bukvari iƶoroin șkouluja vart, Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 47:
      Mis ennen olliit tyhjät maat,
      Before, where there were empty lands,
  2. (of time) once upon a time

Preposition

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ennen (+ partitive)

  1. (of time) before
    • 1936, V. I. Junus, Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[2], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 7:
      j ono i pehmitösmerkkinnä ennen vokalaa, keskeel sannaa, niku nimis: Valja, Manja, Kolja, Katja j.n.e.
      j is also a palatalisation mark before a vowel, in the middle of a word, like in the names: Valja, Manja, Kolja, Katja etc.

Synonyms

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References

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  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 52
  • Arvo Laanest (1997) Isuri keele Hevaha murde sõnastik, Eesti Keele Instituut, page 25

Low German

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Etymology

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From the noun Enn, akin to English end, German enden, Dutch eindigen.

Verb

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ennen (past singular enn, past participle ennt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to end

Conjugation

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Derived terms

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