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3 letters words from 'den'

DEN 4END 4
NED 4 

2 letters words from 'den'

DE 3ED 3
EN 2NE 2

All 3 letters words made out of den

den edn dne nde end ned

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word den. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in den.

Definitions and meaning of den

den

Etymology 1

From Middle English den, from Old English denn (den, lair (of a beast), cave; a swine-pasture, a woodland pasture for swine), from Proto-West Germanic *dani (threshing-floor, barn-floor). Cognate with Scots den (den, lair), Middle Dutch denne (burrow, den, cave, attic), Dutch den (ship's deck, threshing-floor, mountain floor), Middle Low German denne, danne (threshing-floor, small dale), German Tenne (threshing-floor, barn for threshing).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛn/
  • (pinpen merger) IPA(key): /dɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn
  • Homophone: din (pin-pen merger)

Noun

den (plural dens)

  1. A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; especially, a cave used by a wild animal for shelter or concealment.
  2. A squalid or wretched place; a haunt.
  3. A comfortable room not used for formal entertaining.
    Synonym: family room
  4. Synonym of fort (structure improvised from furniture, etc. for playing games.)
  5. (Britain, Scotland, obsolete) A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  6. A group of Cub Scouts of the same age who work on projects together.
Synonyms
  • (home of certain animals): lair
    See also: Wiktionary appendix of animal terms, including their homes
Translations

Verb

den (third-person singular simple present dens, present participle denning, simple past and past participle denned)

  1. (reflexive) To ensconce or hide oneself in (or as in) a den.

Etymology 2

From Old French denier, from Latin denarius.

Noun

den

  1. Abbreviation of denier (a unit of weight)

Etymology 3

Adverb

den (not comparable)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of then, representing AAVE, Bermuda English.

Anagrams

  • -end, DNE, End, NDE, NED, Ned, edn., end, end-, ned

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch den

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /dɛn/

Noun

den (plural denne)

  1. pine (tree)

Akan

Pronunciation

  • Tone: LL

Adjective

den

  1. (Twi) hard

Related terms

(Nouns)

  • denhyɛ

(Adverbs)

  • denneennen

(Adjectives)

  • dennen

References


Bambara

Noun

den

  1. child
  2. fruit

Derived terms

(Sense 1)

  • denkɛ
  • denkundi
  • denkura
  • denmarayɔrɔ
  • denmisɛn
  • denmuso
  • denso

Verb

den (intransitive)

  1. to bear fruit

Breton

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *dün, from Proto-Celtic *gdonyos (human, person), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰom-yo- (earthling, human), a derivation of *dʰéǵʰōm (earth).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdẽːn/

Noun

den m

  1. human being
  2. person, man
  3. husband

Cimbrian

Pronoun

den (Sette Comuni)

  1. inflection of dèar:
    1. accusative singular masculine
    2. dative plural

See also

References

  • “den” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Cornish

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *dün, from Proto-Celtic *gdonyos (human, person), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰom-yo- (earthling, human), a derivation of *dʰéǵʰōm (earth).

Pronunciation

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [dɛːn]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [deːn]

Noun

den m (plural tus)

  1. man
  2. person

Mutation


Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *dьnь (day).

Noun

den m inan

  1. day (24 hours, usually from midnight to midnight)
  2. daytime (time between sunrise and sunset)
  3. (astronomy) day (rotational period of a body orbiting a star)
Declension
Derived terms
  • deník m
  • denně
  • denní
  • den sobotní
  • každodenní
  • dobrý den
  • všední

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

den

  1. genitive plural of dno

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

den

  1. genitive plural of dna

Anagrams

  • dne

Further reading

  • den in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • den in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse þann, the accusative form of , from Proto-Germanic *sa (that), from Proto-Indo-European *só (this, that).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛnˀ/, [ˈd̥ɛnˀ], [d̥ɛn], [d̥n̩], [pm̩]

Article

den c (neuter det, plural de)

  1. (definite) the (used before an adjective preceding a noun)
    bilen - the car; den røde bil - the red car

See also

  • -en

Pronoun

den c (neuter det, plural de)

  1. (demonstrative) that, the
  2. (personal) it

See also


Dutch

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch dan, danne, denne (pine tree), from Proto-West Germanic *dannā (pine tree). Cognate with German Tanne.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛn/
  • Hyphenation: den
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Noun

den m (plural dennen, diminutive dennetje n)

  1. pine, pine tree
Synonyms
  • (pine tree): dennenboom, naaldboom, pijnboom

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch den.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛn/, /dən/
  • Hyphenation: den
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Article

den (definite)

  1. (archaic) Dative masculine, neuter, and plural of the definite article.
    Nederland in den goeden ouden tijd. — The Netherlands in the days of yore.
    De baron gaf den koetsier een wenk en het rijtuig rolde heen. — The baron gave the coachman a sign and the carriage rode away. (from the story Gaston von Frankrijk by J.J.A. Goeverneur)
    In den beginne schiep God den hemel en de aarde — In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
  2. (archaic) Accusative singular masculine of the definite article.
  3. (Southern, dialectal) Masculine singular of the definite article, alternative form of de.
Usage notes
  • The distinction of the dative case, which had long been frail and without any basis in actual speech, widely fell out of use over the course of the 19th century. The use of den for the masculine object case, however, remained usual in the written language until the spelling reform of 1947. Since then only de is generally used in standard Dutch. Den survives in idiomatic expressions, including surnames (e.g. Van den Berg).
  • In Flemish, Brabantian, and Limburgish dialects and vernaculars, den is still widely used with masculine nouns, but without any case distinction. Often den is used before vowels and certain consonants, while de is used before other consonants.
  • The now common pronunciation /dɛn/ is a spelling pronunciation. Before the word became archaic—and still in those lects where it is not archaic—it has been pronounced with a schwa, /dən/.
Inflection


Derived terms
  • op den duur

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /deːn/ (stressed)
  • IPA(key): /den/, /dən/ (unstressed)
  • Homophone: dehn
  • Rhymes: -eːn

Article

den (definite)

  1. inflection of der (the):
    1. accusative masculine singular
    2. dative plural

Declension

Pronoun

den

  1. that; whom; accusative masculine singular of der

Irish

Alternative forms

  • de’n (superseded)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʲɛnˠ/, /dʲənˠ/
  • (Connemara, Aran Islands) IPA(key): /ɡənˠ/

Contraction

den

  1. Contraction of de an.

Usage notes

This contraction is obligatory, i.e. *de an never appears uncontracted. It triggers lenition of a following consonant other than d, s, or t.

Related terms


Japanese

Romanization

den

  1. Rōmaji transcription of でん

Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /den/, [dən]

Determiner

den m

  1. unstressed form of deen

Declension


Malay

Pronunciation

  • (Johor-Selangor) IPA(key): /den/
  • (Riau-Lingga) IPA(key): /dɪn/
  • Rhymes: -den, -en

Pronoun

den (Jawi spelling دين‎)

  1. I, me, my

See also

  • aku
  • saya

Mandarin

Romanization

den

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dèn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle Dutch

Article

den

  1. inflection of die:
    1. masculine accusative/dative singular
    2. neuter dative singular
    3. dative plural

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English denn, from Proto-West Germanic *dani. Forms with a final vowel are probably generalised datives.

Alternative forms

  • denne

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛn/, /ˈdɛn(ə)/

Noun

den (plural dennes)

  1. A cave or cavern.
  2. A chamber of residence:
    1. A den (animal lair)
    2. A refuge; a shelter.
  3. A catacomb (subterranean grave)
  4. (anatomy) A cavity; a division.
Descendants
  • English: den
  • Scots: den
References
  • “den, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

From Anglo-Norman deen and continental Old French deien, from Latin decānus.

Alternative forms

  • deen, deene, dene, deyne, doien, dyen

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /deːn/

Noun

den (plural denes)

  1. A dean (ecclesiastical official)
  2. A leader of a group of ten.
  3. A officer of a guild.
  4. (rare, by extension) A leader of a group].
Descendants
  • English: dean
References
  • “dēn, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 3

Noun

den

  1. Alternative form of dene

Etymology 4

Noun

den

  1. Alternative form of deyne

Etymology 5

Noun

den

  1. Alternative form of dynne

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (stressed) /ˈdɛn/, (unstressed) /dən/

Pronoun

den (genitive dens)

  1. it; third person singular, masculine/feminine gender. Nominative, accusative or dative.

Pronoun

den m or f

  1. (demonstrative pronoun) that

Article

den m or f

  1. The; only used if there is an adjective in front of the noun.
    bilen: the car → den røde bilen: the red car

Related terms

  • det
  • de
  • dem

Anagrams

  • end, ned

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛnː/

Pronoun

den m or f (neuter det, plural dei)

  1. (demonstrative pronoun) that
    Eg vil ha den bilen.
    I want that car.

Article

den

  1. the; only used if there is an adjective in front of the noun.
    Han køyrde den raude bilen.
    He drove the red car.

References

  • “den” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Portuguese dentro and Spanish dentro and Kabuverdianu dentu.

Preposition

den

  1. in
  2. inside
  3. below

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn
  • Syllabification: den

Noun

den n

  1. genitive plural of dno

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈden/, [ˈd̪ẽn]
  • Rhymes: -en

Verb

den

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of dar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of dar.
  3. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of dar.

Sranan Tongo

Alternative forms

  • dem (archaic)

Etymology

From English them.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /den/

Pronoun

den

  1. they
  2. them

Determiner

den

  1. their (possessive pronoun)

Article

den

  1. the (plural definite article)

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • then, dhen (obsolete)

Etymology

From Old Swedish þæn, accusative of sā(r), from Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *sa, from Proto-Indo-European *só.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛnː/

Pronoun

den c

  1. it
  2. that

Declension

Article

den c (definite)

  1. (before an adjective preceding a noun) the

Related terms

  • det
  • det här
  • det där
  • den här
  • den där
  • dessa
  • de
  • dem

Anagrams

  • ned

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to live in a lair.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)