mager

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See also: mäger and māger

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 (neuter magert, definite and plural magre)

  1. lean
  2. thin, spare, skinny, scrawny
  3. poor, meagre

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin magus.

Noun[edit]

mager c (singular definite mageren, plural indefinite magere)

  1. mage
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See mage.

Noun[edit]

mager c

  1. plural indefinite of mage

Etymology 4[edit]

See mage.

Verb[edit]

mager

  1. present tense of mage

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[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 English meager through Indo-European.

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 skinned milk and poor entertainment!
  4. infertile (said of soil); weak

Declension[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 meager 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

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

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

mager

  1. lean, without fat
  2. meager, skinny

Declension[edit]

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