middel

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See also: Middel and middel-

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch middel.

Noun[edit]

middel (plural middele)

  1. means

Noun[edit]

middel (plural middels)

  1. remedy, cure
  2. middle, waist

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German middel, from Old Saxon middil, from Proto-Germanic *midlą. 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.

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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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  • Afrikaans: middel
  • Negerhollands: midlen

Noun[edit]

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

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

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmidəl/, /ˈmɛdəl/

Noun[edit]

middel (plural middeles)

  1. The middle or centre of something.
    • c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.)‎[1], published c. 1410, 4:6, page 118v, column 2; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
      ⁊ bifoꝛe þe ſeete as a ſee of glas liyk a criſtal ¶ and in þe myddil of þe ſeete ⁊ in þe cumpas of þe ſete .· foure beeſtis ful of iȝen bifoꝛe ⁊ bihynde
      And in front of the throne [there was] a sea of glass, like a crystal. And in the middle of the throne and all around it, [there were] four beasts covered in eyes on the front and back.
  2. The midst of something.
  3. The middle period or part of something.
  4. The intermediate, middle-ranking (member of a group).
  5. A half of something.

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Adjective[edit]

middel (plural and weak singular middle, comparative middelre, superlative middelest)

  1. In the middle; the middle.
  2. The intermediate, middle-ranking (of a group).
  3. Intermediate, middle-ranking.
  4. Half, halfway; in the midpoint of a group.

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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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