ledig

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *lithag, from Proto-Germanic *liþugaz.

Adjective[edit]

ledig (comparative lediger, superlative ledigst)

  1. (a formal form of leeg) without content, containing nothing, empty
    • Jesse Frederik, "Dode liberalen over 'het grote dikke ik', hebzucht en graaiers", Follow the Money, 2 June 2015.
      ‘Ieder die nadenkt over de verhoudingen van den mensch tot het goed der aarde, zal getroffen worden door het feit dat vaak hij die arbeidt, arm is, terwijl hij die ledig door het leven gaat zich baadt in overvloed,’ stelde van der Linden vast.
      "Everyone who thinks about the relations between humanity and material goods, will be struck by the fact that often he who works is poor, while he who leads an empty life wallows in abundance," Van der Linden observed.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of ledig
uninflected ledig
inflected ledige
comparative lediger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ledig lediger het ledigst
het ledigste
indefinite m./f. sing. ledige ledigere ledigste
n. sing. ledig lediger ledigste
plural ledige ledigere ledigste
definite ledige ledigere ledigste
partitive ledigs ledigers

Verb[edit]

ledig

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ledigen
  2. imperative of ledigen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːdɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈleːdɪk/ (most southern German, Austrian, and Swiss speakers)
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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *lidig, from Proto-Germanic *liþugaz.

Adjective[edit]

ledig (comparative lediger, superlative am ledigsten)

  1. unmarried
  2. (dated, literary) free; rid (of)
  3. (archaic, of a child) born out of wedlock
  4. (archaic, dialectal) empty

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse liðugr, from Proto-Germanic *liþugaz.

Adjective[edit]

ledig (neuter singular ledig, definite singular and plural ledige)

  1. unoccupied, vacant
  2. spare (capacity)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse liðugr, from Proto-Germanic *liþugaz.

Adjective[edit]

ledig (neuter singular ledig, definite singular and plural ledige)

  1. unoccupied, vacant
  2. spare (capacity)

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse liðugr, from Proto-Germanic *liþugaz.

Adjective[edit]

ledig

  1. free, available, not occupied
    • Oscar Zia, quoted by Måns Wallgren, "”Jag är italienare så jag kan vara kinkig”", Dagens Nyheter, March 10th 2016.
      Ja, det är mycket jobb och lite ledig tid.
  2. relaxed, casual, informal
    ledig stil
    casual style

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ledig
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ledig mer ledig mest ledig
Neuter singular ledigt mer ledigt mest ledigt
Plural lediga mer lediga mest lediga
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ledige mer ledige mest ledige
All lediga mer lediga mest lediga
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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