deef

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deef ‎(comparative more deef, superlative most deef)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) deaf
    • 1884: Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VIII
      Then the captain sung out "Stand away!" and the cannon let off such a blast right before me that it made me deef with the noise and pretty near blind with the smoke, and I judged I was gone.

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • deep (the traditional Ripuarian form, but archaic in many dialects)
  • dief (southern Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German (*)diof, northern variant of tiof.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deef ‎(masculine deefe, feminine deef, comparative deefer, superlative et deefste)

  1. (Ripuarian, nothern Moselle Franconian) deep

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

deef

  1. second-person singular imperative of deefen

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English dēaf

Adjective[edit]

deef

  1. deaf (unable to hear)

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deef ‎(comparative mair deef, superlative maist deef)

  1. deaf