kalle

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Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *kallōn, northern variant of challōn. Compare Dutch kallen, English call.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kalle (third-person singular present kallt, past participle jekallt)

  1. (chiefly Ripuarian) to speak; to talk
    Mer kalle, wie us de Schnüss jewahßen es.
    We speak the way our mouths have grown (i.e. in our native dialect).

Synonyms[edit]

  • sprääche (now often preferred under standard German influence)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Yiddish כּלה (kale, bride), from Hebrew כַּלָּה (kalá, bride). A relation with the verb kallen (“to chatter”, compare etymology 2 hereunder), claimed in some popular-scientific resources, exists at most through secondary association. Compare German Kalle.

Noun[edit]

kalle f (plural kalles or kallen, diminutive kalletje n)

  1. (dated slang) girl; lover; whore

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

kalle

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of kallen

Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch callen, from Old Dutch *kallon, from Proto-Germanic *kalzōną.

Verb[edit]

kalle

  1. to call
  2. to give a name to
  3. to talk, to speak, to chat

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kalla

Verb[edit]

kalle (imperative kall, present tense kaller, passive kalles, simple past kalte, past participle kalt, present participle kallende)

  1. to call, name (give a name to)
  2. to call, shout
  3. to call somebody / something (e.g. a dog)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

kalle

  1. parallel form to kalla

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kalle

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of kall.

West Flemish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Yiddish כּלה (kale, bride), from Hebrew כַּלָּה (kalá, bride), whence at any rate German Kalle and Dutch kalle, both “girl, lover, whore”.

Noun[edit]

kalle f

  1. despicable or disagreeable person, typically a woman
  2. stupid person

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