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English

Etymology

From Middle English < Old English and, ond (thereupon, next) < Proto-Germanic *unda < Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti (facing opposite, near, in front of, before).

Pronunciation

Conjunction

and

  1. Used to connect two homogeneous (similar) words or phrases.
    Boys and girls come out to play.
  2. Used at the end of a list to indicate the last item.
    bread, butter, and cheese
  3. Used to join sentences or sentence fragments in chronological order.
    I mended the chair and it broke again.
  4. Used to indicate causation.
    Ask me the definition of “and” again and I’ll scream.
  5. (informal) To; used to connect two finite verbs.
    Try and do better.
    Be sure and' read it twice.
    Call and see whether John is coming over.

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Danish

Noun

and

  1. duck

Estonian

Etymology

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *amta. Cognates include Finnish antaa and Hungarian ad.

Noun

and

  1. gift

Norwegian

Noun

and c. (definite singular [[anda/anden]]; indefinite plural [[ender]]; definite plural [[endene]])

  1. duck

Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *andi

Conjunction

and

  1. and

Preposition

and

  1. with
  2. against

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for and Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative and anden änder änderna
Genitive ands andens änders ändernas

and c.

  1. a wild duck

See also

  • anka (domesticated duck)

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