marginaal

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Etymology[edit]

From French marginal, from medieval Latin marginalis, itself from Latin margo 'edge' (from Proto-Indo-European *mereg- "edge, boundary") + -alis '-al'

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

marginaal ‎(comparative marginaler, superlative marginaalst)

  1. (literally) marginal, in or at the margin or edge(s)
  2. (figuratively) at the edge; borderline; destitute
  3. (figuratively) socially outcast
  4. (figuratively) (almost) insignificant, of minor importance

Declension[edit]

Inflection of marginaal
uninflected marginaal
inflected marginale
comparative marginaler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial marginaal marginaler het marginaalst
het marginaalste
indefinite m./f. sing. marginale marginalere marginaalste
n. sing. marginaal marginaler marginaalste
plural marginale marginalere marginaalste
definite marginale marginalere marginaalste
partitive marginaals marginalers

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Adverb[edit]

marginaal

  1. marginally, slightly

Noun[edit]

marginaal m ‎(plural marginalen, diminutive marginaaltje n)

  1. A marginal person, an outcast
  2. A freak