mittel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Mittel (14-point type)

Noun[edit]

mittel (uncountable)

  1. (printing, German contexts, dated) Synonym of English.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mittel (comparative mittlerer, superlative am mittelsten)

  1. (attributive, now archaic in the positive, see usage notes) middle, in the middle
    in mitt(e)ler Nacht, in mitteler Zeit, zum mittlen (Segen-)Tau
  2. (informal, predicative, invariable) average, middling
    Wie ist die Klassenarbeit gelaufen? Na ja, so mittel.

Usage notes[edit]

The positive form mittel has largely fallen out of usage in modern German, occurring mostly in compound terms such as Mittelalter, Mittelpunkt, Mittelhochdeutsch, et cetera. The superlative is also uncommon. Mittlerer, which originated as the comparative form, is now used in places where one would expect the positive form.

Declension[edit]

compare the declension of mittlerer
or with the e elided

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