elegant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French elegant, ultimately from Latin elegans.

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elegant ‎(comparative more elegant, superlative most elegant)

  1. Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.
  2. Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.
    an elegant solution

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Adjective[edit]

elegant m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural elegants)

  1. elegant

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French élégant, from Latin ēlegāns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eləɡant/, [eləˈɡ̊anˀd̥]

Adjective[edit]

elegant

  1. elegant, smart
  2. elegant, neat
  3. (adverbial) elegantly, smartly, neatly

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of elegant
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular elegant elegantere elegantest2
Neuter singular elegant elegantere elegantest2
Plural elegante elegantere elegantest2
Definite attributive1 elegante elegantere eleganteste
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.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Southern) IPA(key): /eləˈɣɑnt/
  • (Northern) IPA(key): /eləˈxɑnt/
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French elegant.

Adjective[edit]

elegant ‎(comparative eleganter, superlative elegantst)

  1. elegant

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of elegant
uninflected elegant
inflected elegante
comparative eleganter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial elegant eleganter het elegantst
het elegantste
indefinite m./f. sing. elegante elegantere elegantste
n. sing. elegant eleganter elegantste
plural elegante elegantere elegantste
definite elegante elegantere elegantste
partitive elegants eleganters

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle French elegant.

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Adjective[edit]

elegant ‎(comparative eleganter, superlative am elegantesten)

  1. elegant

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Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

elegant m ‎(feminine singular elegante, masculine plural elegants, feminine plural elegantes)

  1. elegant

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin elegans, via French élégant

Adjective[edit]

elegant ‎(neuter singular elegant, definite singular and plural elegante)

  1. elegant

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin elegans, via French élégant

Adjective[edit]

elegant ‎(neuter singular elegant, definite singular and plural elegante)

  1. elegant

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