hurtig

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German hurtig. Derived from the obsolete noun hurt (thrust), borrowed from Old French hurt (thrust) and hurter (to thrust) (French heurt, heurter). These words are in turn borrowed from Frankish *hūrt (ram), cognate with Old Norse hrútr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /horti/, [ˈhoɐ̯d̥i] or IPA(key): /hurti/, [ˈhuɐ̯d̥i]

Adjective[edit]

hurtig (neuter hurtigt, plural and definite singular attributive hurtige)

  1. quick, rapid, fast

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of hurtig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular hurtig hurtigere hurtigst2
Neuter singular hurtigt hurtigere hurtigst2
Plural hurtige hurtigere hurtigst2
Definite attributive1 hurtige hurtigere hurtigste
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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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle High German hurteclich, from hurt, from Old French hurt (French heurt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʊʁtɪç/
  • Hyphenation: hur‧tig
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

hurtig (comparative hurtiger, superlative am hurtigsten)

  1. (dated or regional) fast
    Synonyms: flink, gewandt
    • 1832, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil [Faust, Part Two]‎[1]:
      Sie schmunzelt uns und blickt nach solcher Schedel; / Und hurtiger als durch Witz und Redekunst / Vermittelt sich die reichste Liebesgunst.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: hurtig
  • Norwegian Bokmål: hurtig

Further reading[edit]

  • hurtig” in Duden online
  • hurtig” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German hurtig (dated or regional)

Adjective[edit]

hurtig (neuter singular hurtig, definite singular and plural hurtige, comparative hurtigere, indefinite superlative hurtigst, definite superlative hurtigste)

  1. quick; rapid

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