adlig

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • adelig (somewhat less common)

Etymology[edit]

Adel + -ig

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːdlɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈaːdlɪk/ (most speakers in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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Adjective[edit]

adlig ‎(comparative adliger, superlative adligsten)

  1. highborn, noble (of noble ancestry)
  2. pertaining to the nobility

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ādl +‎ -iġ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ādliġ

  1. sick, ill, diseased

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References[edit]

  • 2010, J. Bosworth, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), ádlíc

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1560 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. The form adelig is the most common form until the end of the 18th century. From adel ‎(nobility) + -ig ‎(-y).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

adlig (not comparable)

  1. Belonging to the nobility.
    Man såg på hennes dyra kläder att hon var adlig.
    You could tell by her expensive clothing that she was noble.
  2. Characteristic of nobility.
    Alla runt bordet uppförde sig förnämt och adligt .
    Everyone around the behaved themselves in an distinguished and noble manner.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of adlig
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular adlig
Neuter singular adligt
Plural adliga
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 adlige
All adliga
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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