See also: Erste

GermanEdit

German numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: eins, (before a noun) ein
    Ordinal: erste
    Sequence adverb: erstens
    Ordinal abbreviation: 1.
    Adverbial: einmal
    Adverbial abbreviation: 1-mal
    Multiplier: einfach
    Multiplier abbreviation: 1-fach
    Fractional: Ganzes
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ērest, from Old High German ērist, from Proto-West Germanic *airist.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːrstə/, [ˈʔeːɐ̯stə], [ˈʔɛɐ̯stə]
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  • Hyphenation: ers‧te

AdjectiveEdit

erste (no predicative form, strong nominative masculine singular erster, not comparable)

  1. (ordinal number) first

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Further readingEdit

  • erste” in Duden online
  • erste” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German erst.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɾ.ste/, /ˈɛɾs.te/

AdverbEdit

erste

  1. (of time) not before, not until (then), only (not earlier than), for the first time
    Me venos erste morge.
    I won't come before tomorrow.

Usage notesEdit

*ne ante cannot be used in place of erste, since *ne ante would be a preposition just like ante, not an adverb. "Me venos *ne ante morge" would be totally gibberish since the *ne ante would effect the adverb (morge), not the verb (venos). Instead, one could use "Me venos morge, ne ante", which would be correct.


Old FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːrste/, [ˈɛːrste]

AdjectiveEdit

ērste

  1. strong nominative or accusative singular feminine of ērst
  2. strong nominative, accusative or dative plural of ērst
  3. weak nominative singular feminine of ērst
  4. weak nominative or accusative singular neuter of ērst