niedlich

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An originally Low and Central German word from Middle Low German nǖtlīk (“delicious, delicate”) and Middle High German (Central Franconian) nītlīche, late Middle High German (Central German) niethlīchen ‎(eagerly), from Old Saxon niudlīko ‎(eagerly) (compare Old English nēodlīċe), derived from Old Saxon niud, from Proto-Germanic *neudaz ‎(desire, drive, urge). More at needly.

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niedlich ‎(comparative niedlicher, superlative am niedlichsten)

  1. cute, pretty, charming, adorable
  2. (humorous) tiny, minute

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