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ān, indefinite pronoun. a; a certain; one.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

This word occurs 35 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.


Battle of Maldon

  • 117 ānne. one.

Boethius on Fame

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

  • [2] ān. a certain.
  • [3] ānne. a certain.

Dream of the Rood

  • 86 ānra. of the ones.
  • 108 ānra. of the ones.


  • 95 ānra. of the ones.

Life of St Æthelthryth

Martyrdom of Ælfheah

Ohthere and Wulfstan

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

Ælfric on the Book of Job

Exercises and sample sentences

  • ān. a.
  • ān. a.
  • ānum. a, a certain.
  • āne. a.
  • āne. a.