middel

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See also: Middel and middel-

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German middel. The noun is derived from the adjective.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /midəl/, [ˈmiðˀəl]

Noun[edit]

middel n (singular definite midlet or middelet, plural indefinite midler)

  1. means
  2. remedy

Usage notes[edit]

Used in plural the meaning may be money, funds, means or measures; see midler.

Inflection[edit]

Adjective[edit]

middel (neuter middel, plural and definite singular attributive middel)

  1. medium, average

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch middel, from Old Dutch middil, from Proto-Germanic *midil-, *midlą, *midilą, *medalą (middle). Cognate with English middle and German Mittel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪdəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mid‧del

Noun[edit]

middel n (plural middelen, diminutive middeltje n)

  1. means
    Een pincet is het middel bij uitstek om een splinter te verwijderen.
    Tweezers are the appropriate means to remove a splinter.
  2. medicine, cure
    Aspirine is ondertussen een middeltje tegen alles.
    By now, aspirine is a cure for everything.

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Noun[edit]

middel n, m (plural middels, diminutive middeltje n)

  1. waist
    De jurk zit strak om haar middel.
    The dress fits nicely around her waist.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English middel, from Proto-Germanic *midjalą, a form of *midlą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmidəl/, /ˈmɛdəl/

Noun[edit]

middel (plural middeles)

  1. The middle or centre of something
  2. The midst of something
  3. The middle period or part of something.
  4. intermediate, middle-ranking
  5. half

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Adjective[edit]

middel (comparative middelre, superlative middelest)

  1. In the middle; the middle.
  2. The intermediate, middle-ranking (of a group).
  3. The middle period or part of something.
  4. Half of something.

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Preposition[edit]

middel

  1. In the middle

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German middel

Noun[edit]

middel n (definite singular middelet or midlet, indefinite plural middel or midler, definite plural midla or midlene)

  1. a means (action or system by which a result is achieved)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German middel

Noun[edit]

middel n (definite singular middelet, indefinite plural middel, definite plural midla)

  1. a means (as above)

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