klein

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch klein.

Adjective[edit]

klein ‎(attributive kleine, comparative kleiner, superlative kleinste)

  1. small, little

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch cleine, clene, from Old Dutch *kleini, *klēni, from Proto-Germanic *klainiz. Cognate with German klein and English clean.

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Adjective[edit]

klein ‎(comparative kleiner, superlative kleinst)

  1. small, little
  2. almost
    Een klein uur. - Almost an hour.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of klein
uninflected klein
inflected kleine
comparative kleiner
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial klein kleiner het kleinst
het kleinste
indefinite m./f. sing. kleine kleinere kleinste
n. sing. klein kleiner kleinste
plural kleine kleinere kleinste
definite kleine kleinere kleinste
partitive kleins kleiners

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kleini, from Middle High German kleine, from Proto-Germanic *klainiz ‎(shining, fine, splendid, tender), from Proto-Indo-European *g(e)lēi- ‎(gleaming), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- ‎(to gleam). Cognate with Dutch klein and English clean.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

klein ‎(comparative kleiner, superlative am kleinsten)

  1. small, little, tiny
  2. insignificant

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Limburgish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

klein ‎(comparative kleiner, superlative kleins, predicative superlative 't kleins)

  1. small