gammel

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gamall (old), from Proto-Germanic *gamalaz, cognate with Swedish gammal, Dutch gammel. The comparative and the superlative are formed from a different stem: ældre, ældst, from Old Norse ellri, ellztr, from Proto-Germanic *alþizô, *alþistaz, cognate with English elder, eldest and German älter, ältest. The West Germanic languages have a positive from the same stem: English old, German alt, from *aldaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡaməl/, [ˈɡ̊ɑml̩]

Adjective[edit]

gammel (neuter gammelt, plural and definite singular attributive gamle, comparative ældre, superlative (predicative) ældst, superlative (attributive) ældste)

  1. old (having existed for a relatively long period of time)
  2. old (belonging to a relatively distant time period)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German *gammel, from Old Saxon *gamal, from Proto-West Germanic *gamal, from Proto-Germanic *gamalaz (old). Doublet of gamel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣɑ.məl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gam‧mel

Adjective[edit]

gammel (comparative gammeler, superlative gammelst)

  1. shaky (unsound)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of gammel
uninflected gammel
inflected gammele
comparative gammeler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial gammel gammeler het gammelst
het gammelste
indefinite m./f. sing. gammele gammelere gammelste
n. sing. gammel gammeler gammelste
plural gammele gammelere gammelste
definite gammele gammelere gammelste
partitive gammels gammelers

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

gammel

  1. inflection of gammeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gamall; comparative and superlative forms from Old Norse ellri and Old Norse ellztr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gammel (neuter singular gammelt, definite singular and plural gamle, comparative eldre, indefinite superlative eldst, definite superlative eldste)

  1. old (of an object, concept, etc: having existed for a relatively long period of time)
  2. old (of a specified age)
    fem år gammel - five years old

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