kold

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See also: köld and køld

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish kald, from Old Norse kaldr, from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔl/, [kʰʌlˀ]

Adjective[edit]

kold

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

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of kold
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular kold koldere koldest2
Neuter singular koldt koldere koldest2
Plural kolde koldere koldest2
Definite attributive1 kolde koldere koldeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Baltic origin, compare Lithuanian geltas (yellow) and Latvian dzelta, dzelte (ground pine). Cognate to Finnish kelta.

Nouns[edit]

kold (genitive kolla, partitive kolda)

  1. species of moss from the genus Lycopodium ; ground pine

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German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German kôlt, from Old Saxon kāld, from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gel-. The A became an O through the effect of the velarised L in the same manner as in Dutch koud. Cognate with Dutch koud, West Frisian kâld, German kalt, English cold, Danish kold.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kold (comparative köller, superlative köllst)

  1. cold

Declension[edit]


Middle Low German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kôld

  1. Alternative spelling of kôlt.