adel

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See also: Adel, ädel, and a del

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch adel, from Middle Dutch adel, from Old Dutch *athal, from Proto-Germanic *aþalą.

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Noun[edit]

adel (uncountable)

  1. nobility, aristocracy

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch adel, from Old Dutch *athal, from Proto-Germanic *aþalą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːdəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: adel
  • Rhymes: -aːdəl

Noun[edit]

adel m (uncountable)

  1. nobility

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: adel
  • Estonian: aadel[1]
  • Javanese: adhel
  • Papiamentu: adel

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

adel

  1. First-person singular present of adeln.
  2. Imperative singular of adeln.

Middle Low German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon *athal, from Proto-West Germanic *aþal

Noun[edit]

adel

  1. nobility

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Formally, the word is the same as Old Norse aðal, but the meaning is derived from Middle Low German adel; compare modern German Adel.

Noun[edit]

adel m (definite singular adelen, uncountable)

  1. nobility
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References[edit]

  • Falk, Hjalmar; Torp, Alf (1903–06) Etymologisk ordbog over det norske og det danske sprog [Etymological Dictionary of the Norwegian and Danish Languages]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse aðal.

Noun[edit]

adel m

  1. (dialectal) heartwood
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

adel m (definite singular adelen, indefinite plural adlar, definite plural adlane)

  1. nobility

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish adel, borrowed from or influenced by Middle Low German adel (noble descent; nobility), from Old Saxon athal, from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz (whence also Old Swedish aþal-)[3] [4]. Related to German Adel and English athel. Compare also Icelandic aðall (nobility).

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Noun[edit]

adel c (uncountable)

  1. nobility, aristocracy.
    Den svenska adeln har idag inga särskilda privilegier.
    Today the Swedish nobility has no special privileges.

Declension[edit]

Declension of adel 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative adel adeln
Genitive adels adelns

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline (2010), “adel”, in Nederlandse woorden wereldwijd (in Dutch), The Hague: Sdu Uitgevers, →ISBN, page 172
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 van der Sijs, Nicoline (2010), “adel”, in Nederlandse woorden wereldwijd (in Dutch), The Hague: Sdu Uitgevers, →ISBN, page 172
  3. ^ adel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)
  4. ^ adel in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

adel (nominative plural adels)

  1. today

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