barmhjertig

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German barmhertich, originally a compound of arm (poor) +‎ hert (heart) +‎ -ich, like German barmherzig, from Old High German armherz. In both branches of German, we have b- from the verb vorbarmen, erbarmen (have mercy) (hence Danish forbarme). The adjective is a calque of Latin misericors, possibly under the influence of Danish 𐌰𐍂𐌼𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍄𐍃.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [b̥ɑːmˈjaɐ̯d̥i]

Adjective[edit]

barmhjertig (neuter barmhjertigt, plural and definite singular attributive barmhjertige)

  1. merciful, charitable, compassionate

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German barmhertich.

Adjective[edit]

barmhjertig (neuter singular barmhjertig, definite singular and plural barmhjertige)

  1. merciful, kind, kind-hearted, compassionate
    en barmhjertig samaritana Good Samaritan

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