The Alternative Danish Dictionary: æde

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æde etymology From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- 〈*h₁ed-〉. pronunciation
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  • /ɛːdə/, [ˈɛːð̞ə]
verb: {{da-verb}}
  1. (animals) eat
  2. (vulgar, of people) pig out, gorge
  3. erode, eat away
  4. eat up
  5. (informal) win, defeat, vanquish
This verb is considered informal (or vulgar) when used to refer to people. The verb spise is preferred in more normal contexts when referring to people. Synonyms: (eat) spise, (erode) gnave

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