dejlig

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Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish degeligh, from Middle Low German degelik (prosperous, vigorous). Cognate with older Swedish dejlig, Norwegian Bokmål deilig and Dutch degelijk (sound, solid).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dajli/, [ˈd̥ɑjli]

Adjective[edit]

dejlig

  1. delightful
  2. lovely
  3. beautiful
  4. delicious
  5. (ironic) fine, nice
  6. (adverbial) delightfully, beautifully

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of dejlig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular dejlig dejligere dejligst2
Neuter singular dejligt dejligere dejligst2
Plural dejlige dejligere dejligst2
Definite attributive1 dejlige dejligere dejligste
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.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Faroese: deiligur
  • Icelandic: dægiligr, dæilegur