gammel

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gamall (old), from Proto-Germanic *gamalaz, maybe related to Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰéy-mn̥- (winter).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡaməl/, [ˈɡ̊ɑml̩]

Adjective[edit]

gammel (neuter gammelt, plural and definite singular attributive gamle, comparative ældre, superlative (predicative) ældst, superlative (attributive) {{{5}}})

  1. old (of an object, concept, etc: having existed for a relatively long period of time)

Descendants[edit]

  • Informal Northern High German, Low German: gammeln (to rot), gammelig (rotten)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

gammel

  1. First-person singular present of gammeln.
  2. Imperative singular of gammeln.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gamall

Alternative forms[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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