quisling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), who ruled the Nazi collaborationist government of Norway during World War Two. From Quislinus, Latinization of Quislin, based on the Danish place name Kvislemark.

The name is seemingly supposed to mean "one who is from Kvislemark", and is equivalent to Kvislemark +‎ -ing (suffix designating a person of a certain origin or with certain qualities). Kvislemark is composed of Danish kvissel (cleft branch) +‎ mark (compare Danmark). kvissel itself is a derivative of Old Norse kvísl (fork [as in a 'fork in the road']), which ultimately comes (by dissimilation) from Proto-Germanic *twīsilō. Cognates include Old English twisla (confluence, junction, fork of a river or road) and Old High German zwisila (forked implement, twig, branch).

Ultimately related to English twistle, twissel, and twizzle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɪz.lɪŋ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

quisling (plural quislings)

  1. (derogatory) A traitor who collaborates with the enemy. [from 1940]
    • 1940, Walter Tschuppik, The Quislings: Hitler's Trojan Horses, Hutchinson, page 7:
      In many countries, including some where the Jews were neither numerically strong nor in possession of important posts, these envoys of the German Secret Service have been able, solely by the use of anti-Jewish slogans, to create those "national" Fascist movements from which Quislings are bred.
    • 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun:
      The man she cherishes, the man she butterfly-kisses, the man she sleeps curved around like two spoons in a drawer. It is he who is evil, he who is sworn to destroy her, an emotional quisling of the first water.

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For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:quisling.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Vidkun Quisling.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʋɪs.lɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: quis‧ling

Noun[edit]

quisling m (plural quislingen, diminutive quislingetje n)

  1. quisling
    Synonym: landverrader

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʋisliŋː(i)/, [ˈkʋis̠liŋː(i)]

Noun[edit]

quisling

  1. quisling

Declension[edit]

Inflection of quisling (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative quisling quislingit
genitive quislingin quislingien
partitive quislingia quislingeja
illative quislingiin quislingeihin
singular plural
nominative quisling quislingit
accusative nom. quisling quislingit
gen. quislingin
genitive quislingin quislingien
partitive quislingia quislingeja
inessive quislingissa quislingeissa
elative quislingista quislingeista
illative quislingiin quislingeihin
adessive quislingilla quislingeilla
ablative quislingilta quislingeilta
allative quislingille quislingeille
essive quislingina quislingeina
translative quislingiksi quislingeiksi
instructive quislingein
abessive quislingitta quislingeitta
comitative quislingeineen

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

1940, after Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), who ruled the Nazi collaborationist government of Norway during World War Two.

Noun[edit]

quisling m (definite singular quislingen, indefinite plural quislinger, definite plural quislingene)

  1. a quisling (traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

As above.

Noun[edit]

quisling m (definite singular quislingen, indefinite plural quislingar, definite plural quislingane)

  1. a quisling (as above)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

quisling m (plural quislings)

  1. (derogatory) quisling (traitor who collaborates with the enemy)