enkel

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛŋ.kəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: en‧kel

Etymology 1[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

enkel (not comparable)

  1. single
  2. only, sole
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of enkel
uninflected enkel
inflected enkele
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial enkel
indefinite m./f. sing. enkele
n. sing. enkel
plural enkele
definite enkele
partitive enkels
Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

enkel

  1. exclusively, only
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch enkel, ankel, from Old Dutch *enkal, *ankal, from Proto-Germanic *ankalaz.

Noun[edit]

enkel m (plural enkels, diminutive enkeltje n)

  1. ankle

Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

enkel (neuter singular enkelt, definite singular and plural enkle, comparative enklere, indefinite superlative enklest, definite superlative enkleste)

  1. easy
  2. simple

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

enkel (neuter singular enkelt, definite singular and plural enkle, comparative enklare, indefinite superlative enklast, definite superlative enklaste)

  1. easy
  2. simple

Old Saxon[edit]

Noun[edit]

enkel m

  1. Alternative form of ankel

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish enkil, from Middle Low German enkel, from Proto-Germanic *ainkila-, equivalent to en (one) + -el. Cognate with Danish enkel, enkelt, Norwegian enkel, Icelandic ekkil, Dutch enkel and Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌺𐌻𐍃 (ainakls). Compare also Latin singulus with the same suffix. See also änka (widow) and änkling (widower).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

enkel

  1. simple, single; of one layer
    En enkel whiskey, tack
  2. easy, simple; not difficult
  3. simple, uncomplicated
  4. plain, simple; containing only the most fundamental parts
    Jag vill bara ha en enkel kopp kaffe, inget socker eller andra konstigheter i
    I only want a simple cup of coffee, no sugar or other weird things in it.
  5. single
    Vill du ha en enkelbiljett?
    Do you want a one way ticket?

Declension[edit]

Inflection of enkel
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular enkel enklare enklast
Neuter singular enkelt enklare enklast
Plural enkla enklare enklast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 enkle enklare enklaste
All enkla enklare enklaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ enkel in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.
  2. ^ enkel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)