enfoldig

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From enfold +‎ -ig. Compare German einfältig and Dutch eenvoudig

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

enfoldig ‎(neuter singular enfoldig, definite singular and plural enfoldige)

  1. simple-minded

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.
  • Falk, Hjalmar; Torp, Alf (1903–06) Etymologisk ordbog over det norske og det danske sprog [Etymological Dictionary of the Norwegian and Danish Languages], page 137