mager

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See also: Mager, mäger, måger, and -mager

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Danish maghær, from Old Norse magr (thin, meager), from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

Adjective[edit]

mager

  1. lean
  2. thin, spare, skinny, scrawny
  3. poor, meagre
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of mager
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular mager 2
Neuter singular magert 2
Plural magre 2
Definite attributive1 magre
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.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin magus.

Noun[edit]

mager c (singular definite mageren, plural indefinite magere)

  1. mage
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

mager c

  1. plural indefinite of mage

Verb[edit]

mager

  1. present tense of mage

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *magar, from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognate with German, Danish, and Swedish mager, etc., and with Latin macer, Italian magro and English meager through Indo-European.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mager (comparative magerder, superlative magerst)

  1. lean, (nearly) without fat
  2. meager, skinny, thin
  3. poor, pitiful, skim
    Zo'n mager loon betekent magere melk en mager vertier!
    Such meager wages mean skimmed milk and poor entertainment!
  4. infertile (said of soil); weak

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of mager
uninflected mager
inflected magere
comparative magerder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial mager magerder het magerst
het magerste
indefinite m./f. sing. magere magerdere magerste
n. sing. mager magerder magerste
plural magere magerdere magerste
definite magere magerdere magerste
partitive magers magerders

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German magar, from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognate with Dutch, Danish, and Swedish mager, etc., and with English meagre through Indo-European.

Adjective[edit]

mager

  1. lean, without fat
  2. meager, skinny

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse magr (thin, meager), from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

Adjective[edit]

mager (neuter singular magert, definite singular and plural magre)

  1. meager (US) or meagre (UK), lean
    magert kjøtt - lean meat
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mager m

  1. indefinite plural of mage

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse magr (thin, meager), from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

Adjective[edit]

mager (neuter singular magert, definite singular and plural magre)

  1. meagre (UK) or meager (US), lean

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish magher, from Old Norse magr (thin, meager), from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mager

  1. lean, without fat
  2. meager, skinny

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mager
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular mager magrare magrast
Neuter singular magert magrare magrast
Plural magra magrare magrast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 magre magrare magraste
All magra magrare magraste
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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