fossil

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English[edit]

A fossil.
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fossile, from Latin fossilis ‎(something which has been dug up), from fodio ‎(I dig up).

Noun[edit]

fossil ‎(plural fossils)

  1. The mineralized remains of an animal or plant.
  2. (paleontology) Any preserved evidence of ancient life, including shells, imprints, burrows, coprolites, and organically-produced chemicals.
    • 2012 March-April, John T. Jost, “Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)?”[1], American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 162:
      He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.
  3. (linguistics) A fossil word.
  4. (figuratively) Anything extremely old, extinct, or outdated.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fossilis, from fossa ‎(ditch).

Adjective[edit]

fossil ‎(neuter fossilt, definite and plural fossile)

  1. fossil (noun modifier), fossilised (UK), fossilized

Etymology 2[edit]

From New Latin fossile.

Noun[edit]

fossil n (singular definite fossilet, plural indefinite fossiler)

  1. fossil
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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fossilis ‎(something which has been dug up), from fodio ‎(I dig up).

Adjective[edit]

fossil ‎(not comparable)

  1. fossil

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fossilis

Adjective[edit]

fossil ‎(neuter singular fossilt, definite singular and plural fossile)

  1. fossilised (UK), fossilized, or fossil (noun modifier: e.g. fossil fuels)

Etymology 2[edit]

From New Latin

Noun[edit]

fossil m, n ‎(definite singular fossilen or fossilet, indefinite plural fossiler or fossil, definite plural fossilene or fossila)

  1. a fossil (fossilised remains of an animal or plant)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fossilis

Adjective[edit]

fossil ‎(neuter singular fossilt, definite singular and plural fossile)

  1. fossilised (UK), fossilized, or fossil (noun modifier)

Etymology 2[edit]

From New Latin

Noun[edit]

fossil n ‎(definite singular fossilet, indefinite plural fossil, definite plural fossila)

  1. a fossil (as above)

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fossil

  1. fossil

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fossil
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fossil
Neuter singular fossilt
Plural fossila
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fossile
All fossila
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Noun[edit]

fossil n

  1. a fossil

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