modig

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mod ‎(courage) +‎ -ig, from Old Norse móðugr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moːdi/, [ˈmoːði]

Adjective[edit]

modig ‎(neuter modigt, definite and plural modige, comparative modigere, superlative modigst)

  1. brave, courageous

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse móðigr.

Adjective[edit]

modig ‎(neuter singular modig, definite singular and plural modige, comparative modigere, indefinite superlative modigst, definite superlative modigste)

  1. brave, courageous, bold

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse móðigr.

Adjective[edit]

modig ‎(neuter singular modig, definite singular and plural modige, comparative modigare, indefinite superlative modigast, definite superlative modigaste)

  1. brave, courageous, bold

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic *mōdago-, corresponding to mōd + -iġ. Cognate with Middle Dutch moedich (Dutch moedig), Old High German -muoti (in compounds) (German mutig), Old Norse móðugr (Swedish modig), Gothic 𐌼𐍉𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃 ‎(mōdags).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōdiġ

  1. brave, courageous
  2. passionate, high-spirited

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative mōd(i)ġa mōd(i)ġe mōd(i)ġe mōd(i)ġan nom. mōdiġ mōdiġ mōd(i)ġu mōd(i)ġe mōd(i)ġu, -e mōd(i)ġa, -e
accusative mōd(i)ġan mōd(i)ġe mōd(i)ġan acc. mōdiġne mōdiġ mōd(i)ġe mōd(i)ġe mōd(i)ġu, -e mōd(i)ġa, -e
genitive mōd(i)ġan mōdiġra, mōd(i)ġena gen. mōd(i)ġes mōd(i)ġes mōdiġre mōdiġra
dative mōd(i)ġan mōd(i)ġum dat. mōd(i)ġum mōd(i)ġum mōdiġre mōd(i)ġum
instrumental mōd(i)ġe

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse móðugr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

modig (comparative modigare, superlative modigast)

  1. brave, courageous

Declension[edit]

Inflection of modig
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular modig modigare modigast
Neuter singular modigt modigare modigast
Plural modiga modigare modigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 modige modigare modigaste
All modiga modigare modigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.