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AnusEdit

NounEdit

mein

  1. bird

ReferencesEdit

  • George W. Grace, Notes on the phonological history of the Austronesian languages of the Sarmi Coast, in Oceanic Linguistics (1971, 10:11-37)

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German mīn, from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maɪ̯n/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯n
  • Homophone: meinen (according to a common pronunciation of this form)

DeterminerEdit

mein

  1. (possessive) my

InflectionEdit

Declension of mein
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative mein meine mein meine
genitive meines meiner meines meiner
dative meinem meiner meinem meinen
accusative meinen meine mein meine

When used as a possessive pronoun, the nominative masculine takes the form meiner, which equals English "mine", and the nominative/accusative neuter takes the form meines or meins.

  • dein Vater und meiner – your father and mine
  • dein Kind und mein(e)s – your child and mine

When the pronoun is placed after a noun, it is left uninflected:

  • Gen Himmel zu dem Vater mein fahr ich von diesem Leben (song Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein) – Towards Heaven to my father go I from this life.

DeterminerEdit

mein

  1. nominative/accusative neuter singular of mein

PronounEdit

mein

  1. (dated) genitive of ich

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

mein

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌴𐌹𐌽

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German mīn, from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz. Cognate with German mein.

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

mein

  1. my

InflectionEdit

1Form used when the plural of the noun is the same as the singular

Further readingEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mein, from Proto-Germanic *mainą.

NounEdit

mein n (genitive singular meins, nominative plural mein)

  1. disease, illness
  2. harm, damage

DeclensionEdit

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AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English mīn.

DeterminerEdit

mein (subjective pronoun I)

  1. Alternative form of min

PronounEdit

mein (subjective I)

  1. Alternative form of min

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English mæġen.

NounEdit

mein

  1. Alternative form of mayn

NalcaEdit

NounEdit

mein

  1. mountain

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

mein

  1. imperative of meina and meine

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

mein f (oblique plural meinz, nominative singular mein, nominative plural meinz)

  1. Alternative form of main

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *mainą.

NounEdit

mein n

  1. harm, mischief, crime, misdeed

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • mein in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press