oll

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See also: Oll, OLL, öll, oll-, and Oll.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German oll-, the inflected stem of old (old), from Middle Low German olt, from Old Saxon ald. Doublet of alt. Cognate with English old, which see for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oll (comparative oller, superlative am ollsten)

  1. (colloquial) old, shabby (of things)
    Der olle Teppich hier müsste mal raus.
    This shabby carpet needs to be thrown out.
  2. (colloquial) old (used as a mild expletive, mostly before names)
    der olle Herr Schmidtold Mr Schmidt

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • oll in Duden online

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish, from Proto-Celtic *ɸolnos, from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁-, o-grade derivative of the root *pelh₁- (to fill).

Adjective[edit]

oll (genitive singular masculine oill, genitive singular feminine oille, plural olla, comparative oille)

  1. great; huge, vast, immense

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • oll- (great, gross, prefix)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
oll n-oll holl not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "oll" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • oll” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ɸolnos, from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁-, o-grade derivative of the root *pelh₁- (to fill). Cognates include Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many), Latin plūs (more), Sanskrit पुरु (purú, much, many, abundant), and Gothic 𐍆𐌹𐌻𐌿 (filu, much, very).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oll

  1. great, vast

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
oll unchanged n-oll
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • oll” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.