billig

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

billig

  1. cheap
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of billig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular billig billigere billigst2
Neuter singular billigt billigere billigst2
Plural billige billigere billigst2
Definite attributive1 billige billigere billigste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

billig

  1. imperative of billige

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German billīh (appropriate), from Proto-Germanic *biliz (merciful, kind, decent, fair).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɪlɪç]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bil‧lig

Adjective[edit]

billig (comparative billiger, superlative am billigsten)

  1. cheap (low-priced)
    In Deutschland sind Lebensmittel billiger als in andern europäischen Ländern.
    In Germany, groceries are cheaper than in other European countries.
  2. cheap (of low quality, mediocre)
    Das Vorgehen der Regierung ist ein billiges Ablenkungsmanöver.
    The government's course of action is a cheap diversionary tactic.
  3. (archaic) appropriate, meet
    Die Strafe ist billig und recht.
    The punishment is appropriate and just.

Usage notes[edit]

Just like English cheap, the word billig has a positive and a negative meaning (see above). Their distinction depends on the context. In order to avoid the negative overtone, one can say günstig or kostengünstig.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German billich

Adjective[edit]

billig (neuter singular billig, definite singular and plural billige, comparative billigere, indefinite plural billigst, definite plural billigste)

  1. cheap, inexpensive

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German billich

Adjective[edit]

billig (neuter singular billig, definite singular and plural billige, comparative billigare, indefinite plural billigast, definite plural billigaste)

  1. alternative form of billeg

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German billik, billich.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

billig

  1. cheap; of low price, of little worth
  2. cheap, easy; requiring little effort
  3. (dated) reasonable, fair
    en billig begäran
    a reasonable request
    det är rätt och billigt
    that is fair and square

Declension[edit]

Inflection of billig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular billig
Neuter singular billigt
Plural billiga
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 billige
All billiga
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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