kold

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See also: köld and køld

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kaldr, from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔl/, [kʰʌlˀ]

Adjective[edit]

kold (neuter koldt, definite and plural kolde, comparative koldere, superlative koldest)

  1. cold (having a low temperature)
  2. cold (unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling)

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German, from Old Saxon kald, from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gel-. The A became an O through the effect of the velarised L in the same manner as in Dutch koud. Cognate with Dutch koud, West Frisian kâld, German kalt, English cold, Danish kold.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kold (comparative köller, superlative köllst)

  1. cold

Declension[edit]


Middle Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kolt (more common spelling marking the pronunciation)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon kald, from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz. The A became an O through the effect of the velarised L in the same manner as in Dutch koud. Cognate with Dutch koud, German kalt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kōld

  1. cold

Descendants[edit]