salig

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German sālich, sēlich, from Old Saxon sālig. Cognate with Old English sǣliġ (happy, joyful, blessed). More at silly.

Adjective[edit]

salig (neuter saligt, definite and plural salige)

  1. blessed
  2. blissful
  3. exhilarated

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German (compare Old English gesælig --> English silly), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (compare Old Norse sæll --> Norwegian sæl).

Adjective[edit]

salig (masculine salig; feminine salig; neuter salig; plural salige; comparative saligere; superlative saligst)

  1. (religious) blessed, saved, granted eternal life
    Salige er de fattige i ånden.
    Blessed are the poor in spirit. (Matthew 5,3)
    Salig er den som ikke følger ugudelige menneskers råd og ikke slår inn på synderes vei eller sitter sammen med spottere. (From the Book of Psalms in the Bible)
    Blessed is he that does not follow the counsel of wicked men and does not walk the way of sinners or sit together with scoffers.
  2. blissful, blessed, immensely happy
    Hun var i en salig rus.
    She was in a rush of blissfulness.
  3. used humorously and as an adverb intensifier
    Min salig bestemor.
    My blissfull [dead] grandmother.
    Han er salig full.
    He is blissfully [very] drunk.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German (compare Old English gesælig --> English silly), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (compare Old Norse sæll --> Norwegian sæl).

Adjective[edit]

salig (indefinite singular salig, definite singular and plural salige, comparative saligare, indefinite superlative saligast, definite superlative saligaste)

  1. (religious) blessed, saved, granted eternal life
    Salige er dei fattige i ånda.
    Blessed are the poor in spirit. (Matthew 5,3)
    Salig er han som ikkje følgjer ugudelege menneskes råd og ikkje slår inn på syndares veg eller sitt saman med spottare. (From the Book of Psalms in the Bible)
    Blessed is he that does not follow the counsel of the wicked and does not walk the way of sinners or sit together with scoffers.
  2. (humorously) drunk
    God og salig.
    Good and drunk.

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Old English[edit]

Noun[edit]

saliġ m

  1. Alternative form of sealh.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

West Germanic *saeliga, whence also Old English sǣliġ.

Adjective[edit]

sālig

  1. happy

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German (compare Old English gesælig --> English silly), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (compare Old Norse sæll --> Swedish säll).

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Adjective[edit]

salig (neuter saligt, definite and plural saliga)

  1. blessed
  2. blissful