kall

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *kalei-, from Proto-Indo-European *kelH- (to prick, jab (into); thrust (into)). Cognate to Lithuanian kálti (to strike, forge) and Russian коло́ть (kolótʹ, to prick, jab, hoe, hack).[1]

Verb[edit]

kall (first-person singular past tense kalla, participle kallë)

  1. I stick (on, into), put (up), thrust, instigate

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 210

Elfdalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse karl, from Proto-Germanic *karilaz. Cognate with Swedish karl.

Noun[edit]

kall m

  1. man (male human)
  2. husband
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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kall n (genitive singular kalls, nominative plural köll)

  1. call, shout

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

kall

  1. imperative of kalle

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse kall. See also the verb kalla (to call).

Noun[edit]

kall n (definite singular kallet, indefinite plural kall, definite plural kalla)

  1. a calling or vocation, religious or otherwise
  2. an office and/or the geographic area of said office
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse karl, from Proto-Germanic *karilaz. Doublet of kar. Cognates include Elfdalian kall and Swedish karl.

Noun[edit]

kall m (definite singular kallen, indefinite plural kallar, definite plural kallane)

  1. (colloquial) an old man
    Synonym: gubbe
  2. (colloquial) husband
  3. (colloquial) dude, bloke, guy, chap, man
  4. (folklore) (a general term for) a male supernatural creature
  5. a male bird
    Synonyms: hannfugl, stegg
  6. an old tree (with its crown cut)
  7. (often in compounds) an axle
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

kall

  1. imperative of kalla and kalle

Etymology 4[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kall

  1. Misspelling of kald.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb kalla (to call, shout).

Noun[edit]

kall n (genitive kalls)

  1. call, cry, shouting
  2. appellation, name

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: kall
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kall
  • Norwegian Bokmål: kall

References[edit]

  • kall in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish kalder, kaller, from Old Norse kaldr, from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gel-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kal/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

kall

  1. cold; having a low temperature.
  2. unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of kall
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular kall kallare kallast
Neuter singular kallt kallare kallast
Plural kalla kallare kallast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 kalle kallare kallaste
All kalla kallare kallaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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