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From a late Old Norse mektugr, borrowed from Middle Low German mechtich, from Old Saxon mahtig, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *mahtīgaz.


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mäktig (comparative mäktigare, superlative mäktigast)

  1. powerful
  2. imposing
  3. mighty


Inflection of mäktig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular mäktig mäktigare mäktigast
Neuter singular mäktigt mäktigare mäktigast
Plural mäktiga mäktigare mäktigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 mäktige mäktigare mäktigaste
All mäktiga mäktigare mäktigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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