subtile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subtilis (fine, thin, slender, delicate), perhaps, from sub (under) + tela (a web, fabric); see tela, toil.

Adjective[edit]

subtile (comparative more subtile, superlative most subtile)

  1. (obsolete) subtle
    • 1819, Francis Bacon, The Works of Francis Bacon, volume 2, page 2:
      And sometimes this perception, in some kind of bodies, is far more subtile than the sense; so that the sense is but a dull thing in comparison of it: we see a weather-glass will find the least difference of the weather, in heat, or cold, when men find it not.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtile

  1. feminine form of subtil

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtile

  1. inflected form of subtil

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtīle

  1. nominative neuter singular of subtīlis
  2. accusative neuter singular of subtīlis
  3. vocative neuter singular of subtīlis

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Adjective[edit]

subtile

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of subtil.