egentlig

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German ēgentlik.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɡəntli/, [ˈejˀənd̥li]

Adjective[edit]

egentlig

  1. real, actual
  2. essential, important
  3. positive (definitely laid down, explicitly stated)
  4. proper

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of egentlig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular egentlig 2
Neuter singular egentligt 2
Plural egentlige 2
Definite attributive1 egentlige
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.

Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

egentlig

  1. really, actually
  2. after all
  3. exactly, precisely
  4. strictly speaking
  5. originally

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German egentlik

Adjective[edit]

egentlig (neuter singular egentlig, definite singular and plural egentlige)

  1. actual
  2. proper, real, true

Adverb[edit]

egentlig

  1. actually

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