knapp

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See also: Knapp and knäpp

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 clothes). Further origin unsettled.

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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.

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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. a 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. a button

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German.

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
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse knappr.

Noun[edit]

knapp c

  1. button
  2. knob, lever, switch (e.g. the button for an electrical on/off switch) - compare ratt
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