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ān, cardinal number (as adjective); adjective. 1. one. 2. a single; the same; a certain. 3. usually weak, often interpreted as adverbial: alone.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 Strong
 masculineneuterfeminine
singularnominativeān ōn ān ān
accusativeǣnne ān āne
genitiveānes
dativeānum ānum ānre
instrumental

 Weak
 masculineneuterfeminine
singularnominativeāna [āna]
accusative
genitive
dative
instrumental

This word occurs 74 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of ān in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

Alfred the Great's Preface

Battle of Maldon

  • 94 āna. alone.
  • 226 ānne. one.

Boethius on Fame

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

Dream of the Rood

  • 123 āna. alone.
  • 128 āna. alone.

Husband's Message

  • 18 ān. the same.
  • 42 [āna]. alone.

Judith

  • 64 ānre. a single.
  • 324 ānes. one.

Life of St Æthelthryth

Ohthere and Wulfstan

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

Waldere

  • 34 ānum. alone.

Wanderer

  • 8 āna. alone.

Wife's Lament

  • 22 āna. alone.
  • 35 āna. alone.

William the Conqueror

Ælfric on the Book of Job

Exercises and sample sentences

  • ān. one.
  • ǣnne. one.
  • ān. one.
  • ānre. one.
  • ǣnne. one.
  • āna. one.
  • ǣnne. a single.