lille

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lítli, a definite form of lítill.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lille (neuter lille, plural and definite singular attributive små, comparative mindre, superlative (predicative) mindst, superlative (attributive) mindste)

  1. small, little, slight
  2. lower case
  3. (with precise units of measurement) Denoting a slightly smaller quantity.
    • 2012, Jakob Knudsen, Håbefulde hjerte, Art People (→ISBN)
      En lille time senere ankom de tre politifolk til det afdøde ægtepars villa på Rosenstien 14.
      Slightly less than an hour later, the three police officers arrived at the villa of the deceased married couple at Rosenstien 14.
    • 2012, Frank Bøgh, Palle Sørensen: Politimorder, Art People (→ISBN)
      Der gik et lille år, før man fandt en ledig bolig til den nu løsladte politimorder.
      Just under a year passed before a vacant home was found for the now released police killer.
    • 2010, Adam Price, James Price, Spise med Price sæson 2, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN), page 148:
      Følgende opskrift giver et lille kilo dej, og det er selvfølgelig en stor portion, ...
      The following recipe yields slightly less than a kilo of dough, and that is of course a large portion, ...
    • 2012, Niels Skousen, Herfra hvor jeg står, Gyldendal A/S (→ISBN)
      En lille kilometer nede ad vejen, bag en hæk og kranset af høje popler, lå skolen med en gruset gårdsplads foran.
      Slightly less than a kilometer down the road, behind a hedge and surrounded by tall poplars, lay the school, with a gravelled yard in front.

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lille

  1. genitive singular of lill
  2. partitive singular of lill
  3. illative singular of lill

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

lille

  1. definite singular of liten

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lille

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of liten.