edel

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See also: Edel, édel, and -edel

Afrikaans[edit]

Adjective[edit]

edel (attributive edele, comparative edeler, superlative edelste)

  1. noble

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ēdel, from Old Dutch edel, edele, from Proto-Germanic *aþlijaz, *aþalaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeː.dəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: edel
  • Rhymes: -eːdəl

Adjective[edit]

edel (comparative edeler, superlative edelst)

  1. noble

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of edel
uninflected edel
inflected edele
comparative edeler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial edel edeler het edelst
het edelste
indefinite m./f. sing. edele edelere edelste
n. sing. edel edeler edelste
plural edele edelere edelste
definite edele edelere edelste
partitive edels edelers

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *etelä. Cognate with Finnish etelä (south).

Noun[edit]

edel (genitive edela, partitive edelat)

  1. southwest

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German edel, adel, from Old High German adal, from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz, whence also Old English æþel- (> English athel), Old Norse aðall.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔeːdl̩/, /ˈʔeːdəl/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

edel (comparative edler, superlative am edelsten)

  1. (of people) noble (having a noble character)
  2. (of people, archaic) noble (being a member of the nobility)
  3. (of deeds) noble
  4. (of things) elegant, classy, high-quality

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Further reading[edit]

  • edel in Duden online

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

ēdel

  1. noble, of high birth
  2. excellent, distinguished
  3. morally noble, righteous

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: edel
  • Limburgish: aedel

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German edel

Adjective[edit]

edel (neuter singular edelt, definite singular and plural edle, comparative edlere, indefinite superlative edlest, definite superlative edleste)

  1. noble

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German edel

Adjective[edit]

edel (neuter singular edelt, definite singular and plural edle, comparative edlare, indefinite superlative edlast, definite superlative edlaste)

  1. noble

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Finnish edellä.

Preposition[edit]

edel

  1. before (in time)

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “до, перед, передо, под, прежде”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika