adel

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See also: Adel, ädel, and a del

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

adel m ‎(uncountable)

  1. nobility

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

adel

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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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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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References[edit]

  • Ivar Aasen, Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog, 1850.

Swedish[edit]

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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-)[1] [2]. Related to German Adel and English athel. Compare also Icelandic aðall(nobility).

Noun[edit]

adel c ‎(uncountable)

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ adel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)
  2. ^ adel in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

adel ‎(plural adels)

  1. today

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