niedlich

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German niedlich, nietlich (well-pleasing, in-demand), from Old High German nītlīche (desirable), derivative of niot (desire), from Proto-Germanic *neudaz (desire, drive, urge). Cognate with Old Saxon niudlīko (zealously, carefully), Old English nēodlīċe (eagerly, earnestly, carefully, zealously, diligently, sedulously; greatly). 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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