eventyrlig

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Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From eventyr (fairytale) +‎ -lig (-ly), compare German abenteuerlich (adventurous).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛːvəntyːˀrli/, [ɛwn̩ˈtˢyɐ̯ˀli]

Adjective[edit]

eventyrlig (neuter eventyrligt, plural and definite singular attributive eventyrlige)

  1. fantastic, marvellous, magical
    • 1883, Henrik Pontoppidan, Sandinge Menighed: og andre Noveller og Skitser, repr. 2015, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN
      De gjorde sig de eventyrligste Forestillinger om, hvad disse bestandig omtalte Gendarmer egentlig var for Væsner, og hvad der vilde ske, naar de endelig ankom.
      They made for themselves the most fanciful conceptions of what sort of creatures these constantly discussed gensdarmes actually were, and what would happen when they finally arrived.
    • 1792, Jens Baggesen, Labyrinten, repr. 2015, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN
      Hvad er skiønnere, naturligere, eventyrligere, meere fortryllende end en Serenade?
      What is more beautiful, more natural, more magical, more enchanting than a serenade?

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of eventyrlig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular eventyrlig eventyrligere eventyrligst2
Neuter singular eventyrligt eventyrligere eventyrligst2
Plural eventyrlige eventyrligere eventyrligst2
Definite attributive1 eventyrlige eventyrligere eventyrligste
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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