feil

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German veil, veile, from a conflation of Old High German feili ("good, trusty"; from Proto-Germanic *failijaz) and fali ("venal, for-sale"; from Proto-Germanic *faliz). Cognate with Dutch veil and Old Norse falr (> Danish, Norwegian, Swedish fal). Another cognates include Ancient Greek πωλέω (pōleō, sell).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

feil (not comparable)

  1. vendible, for sale (often used in constructions such as feil halten, feil stehen)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German feil/fēl, which is borrowed from Old French faille, which is derived from Latin fallere. Cognate with Danish fejl, Swedish fel and German fehlen.[1]

Noun[edit]

feil m (definite singular feilen, indefinite plural feil, definite plural feila or feilene)

  1. error, mistake

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

feil m (definite singular feilen, indefinite plural feil, definite plural feila)

  1. error, mistake

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alf Torp, "Nynorsk Etymologisk Ordbok", Oslo 1992 (reprint), ISBN 82-90520-17-4

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

feil

  1. Alternative form of fil.