See also: medan, methan, Medan, and Methan

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse meðan.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

meðan

  1. while

AdverbEdit

meðan

  1. meanwhile

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse meðan.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

meðan or á meðan

  1. while

AdverbEdit

á meðan

  1. meanwhile

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *medanō(meanwhile, as long as).

ConjunctionEdit

meðan

  1. meanwhile, as long as, while, whilst
    • Sigrdrífumál 4:
      Heilir æsir! Heilar ásynjur! Heil sjá in fjölnýta fold! Mál ok mannvit gefið okkr mærum tveim, ok læknishendr meðan lifum.
      Hail ye gods! Hail ye goddesses! Hail, fertile earth! Speech and wisdom grant to us famous ones, and healing hands while we live.

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