adle

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See also: adlē and ädle

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English adle, from Old English ādl (disease, infirmity, sickness, pain, languishing sickness, consumption), from Proto-West Germanic *aidlu, from Proto-Germanic *aidlō, *aidlaz (burning, fever, disease), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eydʰ- (to burn, shine). Compare Middle Low German ādel (ulcer, wound, sore).

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Noun[edit]

adle

  1. (obsolete) Sickness; disease.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

adle

  1. inflection of adeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the oblique forms of Old English ādl, from Proto-West Germanic *aidlu, from Proto-Germanic *aidlō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːdəl/, /ˈadəl/, /ˈɔːdəl/, /-lə/

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Noun[edit]

adle

  1. disease
Descendants[edit]
  • English: adle
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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

adle

  1. inflection of adel:
    1. weak singular
    2. strong/weak plural

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German adeln

Verb[edit]

adle (imperative adl or adle, present tense adler, passive adles, simple past and past participle adla or adlet, present participle adlende)

  1. to knight (someone), raise (someone) to the peerage, ennoble

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

adle (present tense adlar, past tense adla, past participle adla, passive infinitive adlast, present participle adlande, imperative adle/adl)

  1. E-infinitive form of adla

Etymology 2[edit]

From of alle with pre-occlusion; compare adde. From Old Norse allir m or late Old Norse alli n.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²ad.lə/, [²ɐ̞d.lə], (Rogaland) [²a̝d.lə]

Determiner[edit]

adle

  1. (dialectal) plural of all
    • 1647, “LAnte oster Kraakelund”, in Den fyrste morgonblånen, Oslo: Novus, published 1990, page 42:
      Ere de no adle mætte
      Are you all full[?]

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English adel (rotten), from Old English adel, adela (mire, pool, liquid excrement), from Proto-West Germanic *adal.

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Adjective[edit]

adle (not comparable)

  1. foul, putrid, issuing from a cowhouse or dunghill.

Noun[edit]

adle (plural adles)

  1. foul and putrid water, ditch water, byre wash, liquid manure.
  2. The urine of black cattle.

Verb[edit]

adle (third-person singular simple present adles, present participle adlin, simple past adled, past participle adled)

  1. To water the roots of plants with the urine of cattle.

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