enfoldig

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Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

enfold +‎ -ig. Compare German einfältig and Dutch eenvoudig

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

enfoldig (Bokmål)

  1. simple-minded

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Usage notes[edit]

The meaning was originally "simple", "honest", corresponding to Latin simplex. Later the word gained a pejorative connotation, just like English simple

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References[edit]

  • “enfoldig” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • Hjalmar Falk and Alf Torp, Etymologisk ordbog over det norske og det danske sprog, 1903–06, p. 137.