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From Middle Low German duchtich, from Old Saxon *duhtig, from Proto-West Germanic *duhtīg.

Cognate with German tüchtig, Dutch duchtig, English doughty, German Tucht, Swedish duga.


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duktig (comparative duktigare, superlative duktigast)

  1. skilled; clever; good; hard-working; diligent (showing "good" behavior, in an extended sense that includes both being good at something and behaving well)


Inflection of duktig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular duktig duktigare duktigast
Neuter singular duktigt duktigare duktigast
Plural duktiga duktigare duktigast
Masculine plural3 duktige duktigare duktigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 duktige duktigare duktigaste
All duktiga duktigare duktigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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  • duktigt (has an additional, unintuitive sense of "very (much)")

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