føle

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See also: fole and fölé

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vōlen, from Old Saxon *fōlian, from Proto-Germanic *fōlijaną ‎(to feel, taste).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

føle ‎(imperative føl, infinitive at føle, present tense føler, past tense følte, perfect tense har følt)

  1. feel
  2. sense

Synonyms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vōlen, from Old Saxon *fōlian, from Proto-Germanic *fōlijaną ‎(to feel, taste).

Verb[edit]

føle ‎(imperative føl, present tense føler, passive føles, simple past følte, past participle følt, present participle følende)

  1. to feel (use the sense of touch to be aware of something)
    Legen følte varsomt på såret = the doctor cautiously felt on the wound
  2. to feel, sense
    Hvordan føles det? = how does it feel?
    Jeg har aldri følt meg så glad før = I've never felt so happy before

Derived terms[edit]

Jeg føler med deg = I feel for you

  • Føle seg fram/frem = feel one's way (literally or figuratively)

Jeg følte meg fram gjennom den mørke korridoren = I felt my way through the dark corridor

Synonyms[edit]

ane, bemerke, fornemme, kjenne, merke

Usage notes[edit]

The uses of this verb are largely similar with the English equivalent feel. The synonym kjenne lies close to føle in both meaning and usage, though it is used more about the act of feeling through one's biological senses. It also has the additional meanings of knowing someone and giving a verdict (as in "found guilty").

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vōlen, from Old Saxon *fōlian, from Proto-Germanic *fōlijaną ‎(to feel, taste).

Verb[edit]

føle

  1. to feel (use the sense of touch to be aware of something)
  2. to feel, sense

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

ane, bemerke, fornemme, kjenne, merke

Usage notes[edit]

Please refer to føle (Bokmål).

References[edit]