arg

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See also: Arg, ARG, and Arg.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

arg (plural args)

  1. (programming, informal) An argument; a value passed as a parameter.
    The first arg needs to be an int.
  2. (mathematics) argument function

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arbëreshë; from Proto-Albanian *arga, from Proto-Indo-European *Horgʰi (compare Armenian ոջիլ (oǰil)).

Noun[edit]

arg m

  1. (Arbëreshë) nit

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *argaz. Compare German arg. Cognate to Finnish arka.

Adjective[edit]

arg (genitive ara, partitive arga, comparative arem, superlative kõige arem)

  1. cowardly, shy

Declension[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German arg, from Proto-Germanic *argaz.

Adjective[edit]

arg (comparative ärger, superlative am ärgsten)

  1. bad
  1. im Argen liegento be in disorder

Usage notes[edit]

Capitalized Arg- with any ending other than -s is in fact the (nominalized) adjective arg, not the noun Arg.

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • arg in Duden online

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish orcaid.

Verb[edit]

arg (present analytic argann, future analytic argfaidh, verbal noun argain, past participle argtha)

  1. (transitive) destroy, plunder

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
arg n-arg harg not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "arg" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • oirgid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

arg

  1. Alternative form of argh

Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *argaz, whence also Old English earg, Old Norse argr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

arg

  1. bad, wicked, godless

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish argher, from Old Norse argr, from Proto-Germanic *argaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃orǵʰ-, *h₃erǵʰ- (to copulate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /arj/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

arg (comparative argare, superlative argast)

  1. angry
    Elin blev mycket arg när hennes hund kissade i köket.
    Elin was very angry when her dog peed in the kitchen.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of arg
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular arg argare argast
Neuter singular argt argare argast
Plural arga argare argast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 arge argare argaste
All arga argare argaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Synonyms[edit]


Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Finnish arka.

Adjective[edit]

arg

  1. shy