nydelig

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nyde (enjoy) +‎ -lig, from Middle Low German nūtlik. Compare German niedlich.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nyːdəli/, [ˈnyːðəli]

Adjective[edit]

nydelig

  1. pretty, attractive, lovely
  2. well-groomed

Inflection[edit]

The comparative form, nydeligere, is rare.

Inflection of nydelig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular nydelig nydeligere nydeligst2
Neuter singular nydeligt nydeligere nydeligst2
Plural nydelige nydeligere nydeligst2
Definite attributive1 nydelige nydeligere nydeligste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nydelig or nydeligt

  1. prettily, attractively, in a lovely way

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (obsolete spelling) nyde (enjoy) +‎ -lig, from Middle Low German nūtlik. Compare German niedlich.

Adjective[edit]

nydelig (neuter singular nydelig, definite singular and plural nydelige)

  1. pretty, attractive, lovely, beautiful
  2. well-groomed

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