knapp

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See also: Knapp and knäpp

Elfdalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse knappr, from Proto-Germanic *knappô.

Noun[edit]

knapp m

  1. button
  2. knob

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German knap. Cognate with Dutch knap, whose sense “pretty” also occurs in old German attestations and is thought to be derived from “tight” via “tightly fitting” (of a piece of clothing). Further origin unsettled. Also compare Danish næppe (hardly at all).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /knap/, [knap]
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Adjective[edit]

knapp (comparative knapper, superlative am knappsten)

  1. scarce
  2. lean (having little extra)
  3. somewhat less (than)
    ein knappes Jahr
    a little less than a year
  4. (clothes) short or tight

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Adverb[edit]

knapp

  1. narrowly; just
    Wir sind knapp pünktlich.
    We’re just in time.
  2. somewhat less than, almost
    Sein Sohn ist knapp acht Jahre alt.
    His son is just under eight years old/is almost eight years old.
    Es ist knapp sieben Uhr.
    It's just before seven o'clock/almost seven o'clock.
    Antonym: gut

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German knap. Cognate with Dutch knap, but of uncertain ultimate origin. Also compare Danish næppe (hardly at all).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

knapp (comparative knapper, superlative knappest)

  1. scarce

Declension[edit]

Declension of knapp
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative knapp knapp knapp knappe
accusative knappe knapp knapp knappe
dative knappe knappe knappe knappe
Strong inflection nominative knapper knappe knappes knappe
accusative knappe knappe knappes knappe
dative knappem knapper knappem knappe

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse knappr

Noun[edit]

knapp m (definite singular knappen, indefinite plural knapper, definite plural knappene)

  1. button

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse knappr

Noun[edit]

knapp m (definite singular knappen, indefinite plural knappar, definite plural knappane)

  1. button

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German knap. Probably related to Dutch knap; however, compare Danish næppe (hardly at all).

Adjective[edit]

knapp (comparative knappare, superlative knappast)

  1. scarce, not much of something
    tiden är knapp
    there's not much time
    växa upp under knappa omständigheter
    to grow up under conditions where nothing is abundant
  2. somewhat less than
    en knapp kilometer
    somewhat less than one kilometre
Declension[edit]
Inflection of knapp
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular knapp knappare knappast
Neuter singular knappt knappare knappast
Plural knappa knappare knappast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 knappe knappare knappaste
All knappa knappare knappaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse knappr, from Proto-Germanic *knappô.

Noun[edit]

knapp c

  1. button
  2. knob, lever, switch (e.g. the button for an electrical on/off switch) - compare ratt
  3. (botany) anther
Declension[edit]
Declension of knapp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative knapp knappen knappar knapparna
Genitive knapps knappens knappars knapparnas

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse knappr.

Noun[edit]

knapp m

  1. A stick, stick used to close tub lid.

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