-else

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish -ilse, later -ælsæ, from Old Saxon -isli, -islo. Also used to represent the Middle Low German suffix -nisse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /-əlsə/, [-əlsə]

Suffix[edit]

-else c (singular definite -elsen, plural indefinite -elser, plural definite -elserne)

  1. added to a verb to form a noun for an action or process
  2. the result of, or something related to, such an action or process

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Low German[edit]

Prefix[edit]

-else

  1. Alternative form of -els.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon -isli, -islo. Also used to represent the Middle Low German suffix -nisse.

Suffix[edit]

-else

  1. added to a verb to form a noun for an action or process
  2. the result of, or something related to, such an action or process

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A metathetic form of Proto-Germanic *-isliją, from Proto-Germanic *-is-, a noun particle + Proto-Germanic *-lij-, a verbal particle. More at -sian, -lian

Suffix[edit]

-else f

  1. (feminine suffix for inanimate objects) suffix creating nouns from verbs
    rǣdelse (counsel, advise, riddle, enigma)
    myrrelse, mierrelse (an offense, scandal; stumblingblock)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon -isli, -islo. Also used to represent the Middle Low German suffix -nisse.

Suffix[edit]

-else

  1. creating nouns from verbs

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