føle

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See also: fole and fölé

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vōlen, from Old Saxon *fōlian, from Proto-Germanic *fōlijaną (to feel, taste).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /føːlə/, [ˈføːlə]

Verb[edit]

føle (imperative føl, infinitive at føle, present tense føler, past tense følte, past participle har følt)

  1. feel
  2. sense

Synonyms[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vōlen, from Old Saxon *fōlian, from Proto-Germanic *fōlijaną (to feel, taste).

Verb[edit]

føle

  1. to use the sense of touch to be aware of something
    Legen følte varsomt på såret = the doctor cautiously felt on the wound
  2. to feel, sense
    Hvordan føles det? = how does it feel?
    Jeg har aldri følt meg så glad før = I've never felt so happy before

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Jeg føler med deg = I feel for you

  • Føle seg fram/frem = feel one's way (literally or figuratively)

Jeg følte meg fram gjennom den mørke korridoren = I felt my way through the dark corridor

Synonyms[edit]

ane, bemerke, fornemme, kjenne, merke

Usage notes[edit]

The uses of this verb are largely similar with the English equivalent feel. The synonym kjenne lies close to føle in both meaning and usage, though it is used more about the act of feeling through one's biological senses. It also has the additional meanings of knowing someone and giving a verdict (as in "found guilty").