adel

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See also: Adel and ädel

Dutch[edit]

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From Middle Dutch adel, from Old Dutch *athal, from Proto-Germanic *aþalą.

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adel m (uncountable)

  1. nobility

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Formally, the word is the same as Old Norse aðal, but the meaning is derived from Middle Low German adel; compare modern German Adel.

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adel m (definite singular adeln; uncountable)

  1. nobility

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse aðal.

Noun[edit]

adel m

  1. (dialectal) heartwood
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  • Ivar Aasen, Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog, 1850.



Swedish[edit]

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From Old Swedish adhel with same meaning. Related to Middle Low German adel (noble descent; nobility) and Old High German adal (noble; nobility). Compare also aðal (nobility).

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adel c (uncountable)

  1. Nobility, aristocracy.
    Den svenska adeln har idag inga särskilda privilegier.
    Today the Swedish nobility has no special privileges.

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Noun[edit]

adel (plural adels)

  1. today

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