onkel

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed via German Onkel from French oncle, from Latin avunculus.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈonˀgəl/ invalid IPA characters (g), replace g with ɡ, [ˈɔ̝ŋˀɡ̊l̩], [ˈɔ̽ŋˀɡ̊l̩], [ˈɔ̽ŋˀkl̩]

Noun[edit]

onkel c (singular definite onklen or (unofficial) onkelen, plural indefinite onkler)

  1. uncle

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French oncle (uncle), from Middle French oncle (uncle), from Old French oncle (uncle), from Vulgar Latin (av)unclus, *aunclum, from Latin avunculus, avunculum (maternal uncle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂euh₂-n-tlo, from *h₂ewh₂-n-, from *h₂ewh₂o-, from *h₂éwh₂os (maternal grandfather; maternal uncle).

Noun[edit]

onkel m (definite singular onkelen, indefinite plural onkler, definite plural onklene)

  1. an uncle
  2. (slang) the police.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin avunculus, via French oncle

Noun[edit]

onkel m (definite singular onkelen, indefinite plural onklar, definite plural onklane)

  1. an uncle
  2. (slang) the police.

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