See also: fän

AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

faen

  1. third-person plural present indicative of faer

BislamaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English fine

NounEdit

faen

  1. A fine
    • 2008, Miriam Meyerhoff, Social lives in language--sociolinguistics and multilingual speech[1], →ISBN, page 344:
      Bang i wantem mi faen from mi ovaspen.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of fanden (the Devil), from late Old Norse fendinn, perhaps from Frisian with the original meaning "the tempter, he who tempts". Compare Old Norse fjándinn (the enemy), definite of fjándi (enemy, foe, devil). Cognate with Danish fanden, Icelandic fjandi, Faroese fanin and Swedish fan. See also djevel.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

faen m (genitive faens)

  1. the Devil, Satan
  2. (about persons) devil, bastard
    Stakkars faen, jeg synes synd på deg.
    Poor devil, I pity you.
    Du er en sleip faen.
    You’re a cunning devil.
    Hvordan skal en fattig faen overleve her?
    How is a poor bastard supposed to survive here?

SynonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

faen

  1. damn, shit, hell, fuck
    Fy faen!
    Fuck!, Oh, shit!
    Faen ta deg!
    Fuck you!, Damn you! (literally, May the devil take you!)
    Det var som faen!
    I’ll be damned!, Bloody hell!
    Ikke faen!
    Hell no!

Usage notesEdit

Note that when designating Satan, the Devil, the long form fanden is preferred.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • faen” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “faen” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of fanden (the Devil), from late Old Norse fendinn, perhaps from Frisian with the original meaning "the tempter, he who tempts". Compare Old Norse fjándinn (the enemy), definite of fjándi (enemy, foe, devil). Cognate with Danish fanden and Swedish fan. See also djevel.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

faen m (genitive faens)

  1. the Devil, Satan
  2. (about persons) devil, bastard
    Stakkars faen, eg føler med deg.
    Poor devil, I pity you.
    Du er en sleip faen.
    You’re a cunning devil.
    Korleis skal ein fattig faen overleve her?
    How is a poor bastard supposed to survive here?

SynonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

faen

  1. damn, shit, hell, fuck
    Fy faen!
    Fuck!
    Faen ta deg!
    Fuck you!, Damn you! (literally, May the devil take you!)
    Det var som faen!
    I’ll be damned!, Bloody hell!
    Ikkje faen!
    Hell no!

Usage notesEdit

Note that when designating Satan, the Devil, the long form fanden is preferred.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • faen” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “faen” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Further readingEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

faen

  1. Soft mutation of maen.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
maen faen unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZhuangEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Chinese (MC pɨun).

VerbEdit

faen (Sawndip form 𰂐, old orthography fən)

  1. to divide; to split up
  2. to assign; to allot
  3. to distinguish; to differentiate

NounEdit

faen (old orthography fən)

  1. grade; mark; score; point

ClassifierEdit

faen (old orthography fən)

  1. fen; cent; penny
  2. minute (unit of time)
  3. minute (unit of angle)
  4. a unit of length equivalent to 3+13 mm
  5. a unit of area equivalent to 66+23 square metres
  6. a unit of weight equivalent to 12 gram
  7. a rate of interest, calculated as 110 of the capital for annual interest or 1100 of the capital for monthly interest

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Bouyei wanl, Shan ၽၼ်း (phán), Sui vanl, Proto-Ong-Be *vənᴬ², Proto-Hlai *fjən.

NounEdit

faen (Sawndip forms 𥸹 or or or 𮂹 or or , old orthography fən)

  1. seed
    Synonyms: ceh, faenz (dialectal), vaen (dialectal), hoen (dialectal)