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Sinn

Sinn

See also: sinn and sinni

German

Noun

Sinn m (genitive Sinnes or Sinns, plural Sinne)

  1. sense
  2. meaning, sense (the objects or concept that a word or phrase denotes, or that which a sentence says)
    • 1930, Paul Joachimsen, Der Humanismus und die Entwicklung des deutschen Geistes, in: Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte, 8, page 421:
      Er hat schon als Kind, bevor er noch den Sinn lateinischer Worte versteht, ein Ohr für die Schönheit der Perioden Ciceros und der Verse Virgils.
      Already as a child, before he yet understands the meaning of Latin words, he has an ear for the beauty of the periods of Cicero and the verses of Virgil.
  3. point, idea, tenor
  4. mind, consciousness
    • Bach, BWV 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit:
      Getrost ist mir mein Herz und Sinn, sanft und stille.
      Comforted are my heart and mind, calm and quiet.
  5. feeling
  6. (medicine) sense, sensus, aesthesia

Declension

  • The dative singular dem Sinne is still often used after the preposition in in a number of more or less fixed expressions, such as in diesem Sinne (“in this sense/spirit”), in gewissem Sinne (“in a sense”), in übertragenem Sinne (“in a figurative sense”), and so on.

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sinn

sinn

See also: Sinn and sinni

Faroese

Noun

sinn n (genitive singular sins, plural sinn)

  1. time, times
    • á sinni
      once (before); another time
    • á hesum sinni
      this time, now
    • ikki á hvørjum sinni
      not every time, seldom
    • á síðsta sinni
      for the last time
    • ikki enn á sinni
      not yet

Declension

n9 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sinn sinnið sinn sinnini
Accusative sinn sinnið sinn sinnini
Dative sinni sinninum sinnum sinnunum
Genitive sins sinsins sinna sinnanna

German

Verb

sinn

  1. Imperative singular of sinnen.

Icelandic

Noun

sinn n (genitive singular sinns, no plural)

  1. time

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Pronoun

sinn m (feminine sín, neuter sitt)

  1. (3rd person sing. poss reflex) his, her, their
    • Genesis 5:3 (Icelandic, English)
      Adam lifði hundrað og þrjátíu ár. Þá gat hann son í líking sinni, eftir sinni mynd, og nefndi hann Set.
      When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
    • 1928, Krummavísa (“Raven Song”, on the Icelandic Wikisource) by Jón Ásgeirsson
      Krummi krunkar úti,
      kallar á nafna sinn:
      „Ég fann höfud af hrúti
      hrygg og gæruskinn.“
      Komdu nú og kroppaðu með mér,
      krummi nafni minn.
      “Krummi croaks outside,
      calling his namesake:
      ‘I found the head of a ram,
      backbone and sheepskin.’
      Come now and peck with me,
      Krummi, my namesake.”

Declension

Possessive pronouns (eignarfornöfn)
singular plural
masculine feminine neuter masculine feminine neuter
nominative sinn sín sitt sínir sínar sín
accusative sinn sína sitt sína sínar sín
dative sínum sinni sínu sínum sínum sínum
genitive síns sinnar síns sinna sinna sinna

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Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish sinni.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ʃɪn̠ʲ], [ʃɪnʲ]

Pronoun

sinn (personal)

  1. we, us (disjunctive)
  2. (nonstandard) we (conjunctive)

Usage notes

Not used as a conjunctive pronoun in the standard language; instead, synthetic verb forms or analytic forms with muid are used in the first person plural. Found with analytic verb forms in colloquial usage in some dialects. Use as a disjunctive pronoun is fully standard.

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Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German sīn (to be), from Proto-Germanic *wesaną (to be), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- (to be, exist). Cognate with German sein, Dutch zijn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zin/
    • Rhymes: -in

Verb

sinn (third-person singular present ass, preterite war or wor, past participle gewiescht, past subjunctive wier or wär, auxiliary verb sinn)

  1. to be

Conjugation


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Middle Low German; compare German Sinn, Sinne.

Noun

sinn n (definite singular sinnet, indefinite plural sinn, definite plural sinna or sinnene)

  1. mind

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References

  • “sinn” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • sinn” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish sinni.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ʃiɲ]

Pronoun

sinn

  1. we
  2. us
    Thèid sinn dhan bhanca a-màireach; chì sibh sinn ann. - We’ll go to the bank tomorrow; you'll see us there.

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