liten

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lítill.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

liten (feminine singular lita or liten, neuter singular lite or smått, definite singular lille or vesle, plural små, comparative mindre, indefinite superlative minst, definite superlative minste)

  1. small (not large), little

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lítinn, masculine accusative singular of lítill, from Proto-Germanic *lītilaz. Cognates include English little.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

liten (masculine liten, feminine lita, neuter lite, definite singular litle or vesle, plural små or småe or vesle, comparative mindre, indefinite superlative minst, definite superlative minste)

  1. small, little
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Participle[edit]

liten

  1. past participle of lita and lite

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

liten m

  1. definite singular of lit

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

lìten m

  1. (non-standard since 1917) definite singular of lìt

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

liten

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of litar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of litar.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of litar.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lítinn, accusative of lítill, from Proto-Germanic *lītilaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²liːtɛn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːtɛn

Adjective[edit]

liten (comparative mindre, superlative minst)

  1. small, little; of small size
    Men så små hennes händer är!
    Look how small her hands are!
    Varför ger du mig alltid den minsta biten?
    Why do you always give me the smallest piece?

Usage notes[edit]

Declension[edit]

Inflection of liten
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular liten mindre minst
Neuter singular litet mindre minst
Plural små mindre minst
Masculine plural3 små mindre minst
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 lille mindre minste
All lilla mindre minsta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

liten

  1. definite singular of lit

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