alder

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See also: Alder, Alder., ålder, and âlder

English[edit]

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Female (left) and male (right) catkins.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English alder, aller, from Old English alor, from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alusō (compare Swedish al, Saterland Frisian äller(boom)), variant of *alizō, *alisō (compare Dutch els, German Erle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élisos (compare Hittite [script needed] ‎(alanza(n)), Latin alnus, Latvian al̃ksnis, Polish olcha, Albanian halë ‎(black pine), Ancient Macedonian (Hesychius) άλιχα ‎(álicha, white poplar)

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Noun[edit]

alder ‎(plural alders)

  1. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Alnus, belonging to the birch family.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish aldær, from Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą.

Noun[edit]

alder c (singular definite alderen, plural indefinite aldre)

  1. age

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą. Akin to ale ‎(to raise), from ala.

Noun[edit]

alder m ‎(definite singular alderen, indefinite plural aldere or aldre or aldrer, definite plural alderne or aldrene)

  1. age

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą. Akin to ale ‎(to raise), from ala.

Noun[edit]

alder m ‎(definite singular alderen, indefinite plural aldrar, definite plural aldrane)

  1. age

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Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse allr, from Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Adjective[edit]

alder

  1. all
  2. whole, complete
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą.

Noun[edit]

alder m

  1. lifetime
  2. age; how old someone or something is
  3. age, era
  4. old age
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