See also: méin and Mein

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 Middle High German and Old High German mīn, from Proto-West Germanic *mīn. Compare English my and mine.

PronunciationEdit

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

DeterminerEdit

mein

  1. (possessive) my

DeclensionEdit

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.

PronounEdit

mein

  1. (dated) genitive of ich

Further readingEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

mein

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌴𐌹𐌽

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German mīn, from Proto-West Germanic *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

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mein

  1. Alternative form of mayn

NalcaEdit

NounEdit

mein

  1. mountain

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

mein n (definite singular meinet, indefinite plural mein, definite plural meina or meinene)

  1. alternative form of men

VerbEdit

mein

  1. imperative of meine

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

mein n (definite singular meinet, indefinite plural mein, definite plural meina)

  1. harm
  2. obstacle
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse meinn, from Proto-Germanic *mainaz.

AdjectiveEdit

mein (neuter meint, definite singular and plural meine, comparative meinare, indefinite superlative meinast, definite superlative meinaste)

  1. cumbersome, mean
  2. precise, keen
    Synonym: visshøv
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

mein

  1. imperative of meine

ReferencesEdit

  • “mein” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “mein”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016
  • “mein” in Ivar Aasen (1873) Norsk Ordbog med dansk Forklaring

AnagramsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. Alternative form of main

Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *mainą.

NounEdit

mein n

  1. harm, mischief, crime, misdeed
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Icelandic: mein
  • Faroese: mein
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: mein
    • Norwegian Bokmål: mein
  • Old Swedish: mēn
  • Danish: men
    • Norwegian Bokmål: men

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

AdjectiveEdit

mein

  1. strong feminine nominative singular of meinn
  2. strong neuter nominative/accusative plural of meinn

ReferencesEdit

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