stille

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stelə/, [ˈsd̥elə]

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to stille (to put, stand), from or influenced by Middle Low German stille.

Adjective[edit]

stille (indeclinable)

  1. still
  2. quiet
  3. calm
  4. silent
  5. (adverbial) still, quietly, silently
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A substantivized form of the adjective. Compare German Stille (stillness).

Noun[edit]

stille n

  1. calm (period without wind)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse stilla. In the senses satisfy, quench, allay from the adjective stille (still, calm).

Verb[edit]

stille (imperative stil, infinitive at stille, present tense stiller, past tense stillede, past participle er/har stillet)

  1. put, place, stand
  2. set (put; adjust)
  3. muster, turn up
  4. report (appear or present oneself)
  5. supply, furnish
  6. satisfy (to meet needs, to fulfill)
  7. quench, slake
  8. allay, alleviate
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stille m, f (plural stillen)

  1. silent person, who rarely speaks
  2. undercover agent (male only)

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. Inflected form of stil

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

stille

  1. First-person singular present of stillen.
  2. Imperative singular of stillen.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of stillen.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of stillen.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

stille f

  1. plural form of stilla

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from German Low German stille

Adjective[edit]

stille (indeclinable)

  1. silent
  2. still
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse stilla

Verb[edit]

stille (imperative still, present tense stiller, simple past stilte, past participle stilt, present participle stillende)

  1. to set
  2. to ask (a question)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse stilla

Verb[edit]

stille (imperative still, present tense stiller, simple past stillet or stilte, past participle stillet or stilt, present participle stillende)

  1. (transitive, archaic, medicine) to calm; to still
    • du stillet bølgene (Psalms, 65:8)
      • you stilled the waves
    • han stillet det blødende såret
      • he stilled the bleeding wound

Usage notes[edit]

The verb is used only in idiomatic contexts in this form, i.e. in Biblical language and in relation to making a bleeding stop, although in the latter context stanse would still be a preferred term.


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stillijaz, whence also Old High German stilli.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. still

Declension[edit]