adla

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See also: ädla and adlą́

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1621 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. Derived from adel(nobility).

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Verb[edit]

adla (present adlar, preterite adlade, supine adlat, imperative adla)

  1. to raise to the rank of nobility; to knight.
    Kungen adlade många av sina bästa generaler.
    The king ennobled many of his best generals.
  2. (figuratively) to bestow with higher value; to ennoble.
    Att ägna is åt välgörenhet adlar människor.
    Doing charity ennobles people.

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