oll

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German oll-, the inflected stem of old ‎(old), from Middle Low German olt, from Old Saxon ald. Cognate with High German alt and 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 Schmidt‎ ― old Mr Schmidt

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • oll in Duden online

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

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.