ijl

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯l
  • IPA(key): /ɛil/

Etymology 1[edit]

Contracted from late Middle Dutch idel, which survives uncontracted as ijdel. An alternative contracted form led to iel.

Adjective[edit]

ijl (comparative ijler, superlative ijlst)

  1. rarefied (of a gas etc.), not dense
  2. (chiefly obsolete) skinny, lacking fat
  3. (obsolete) empty
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of ijl
uninflected ijl
inflected ijle
comparative ijler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ijl ijler het ijlst
het ijlste
indefinite m./f. sing. ijle ijlere ijlste
n. sing. ijl ijler ijlste
plural ijle ijlere ijlste
definite ijle ijlere ijlste
partitive ijls ijlers
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ijl

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ijlen (speak deliriously)
  2. imperative of ijlen (speak deliriously)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch *ile, from Old Dutch *īla, from Proto-Germanic *īlō.

Noun[edit]

ijl f (uncountable)

  1. rush, haste
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ijl

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ijlen (rush, haste)
  2. imperative of ijlen (rush, haste)

Anagrams[edit]