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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch eeuwig, from Middle Dutch êwich, from Old Dutch ēwig.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ewig (attributive ewige, comparative ewiger, superlative ewigste)

  1. eternal, everlasting

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ēwic, Old High German ēwig.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːvɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈeːvɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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  • Hyphenation: ewig

AdjectiveEdit

ewig (comparative ewiger, superlative am ewigsten)

  1. eternal, everlasting
    Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch: Wer an mich glaubt, der hat das ewige Leben. — Johannes 6:47
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. — John 6:47

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

ewig

  1. eternally, for ever
    Das wird ewig so bleiben. – It will remain like this for ever.
  2. (chiefly colloquial) always
    Er ist ewig am Meckern. – He's always grumping.

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ReferencesEdit


Further readingEdit

  • ewig in Duden online

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ēwa +‎ -ig.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːwiɣ/, /ˈeːwiɡ/

AdjectiveEdit

ēwig

  1. eternal

DescendantsEdit

  • German: ewig
  • Yiddish: אייביק(eybik)

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ēwa +‎ -ig.

AdjectiveEdit

ēwig

  1. eternal

DeclensionEdit