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Abend

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German

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old High German āband < Proto-Indo-European *epi (after, behind) > “last part of the day”, compare Dutch avond, English evening, Swedish afton.

Noun

Abend m. (genitive Abends, plural Abende)

case singular plural
nominative Abend Abende
genitive Abends Abende
dative Abend Abenden
accusative Abend Abende
  1. evening, night
    heute Abend — “tonight”
    gestern Abend — “last night”
    morgen Abend — “tomorrow night”
    Guten Abend! — “Good evening!”
  2. eve, the day before
    Heiligabend, der Heilige Abend (24. Dezember) — “Holy Night, Christmas Eve (24 December)”
    Sonnabend, der Tag vor Sonntag — “Saturday, the day before Sunday”
  3. The west (poetic, Martin Luther)

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