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From Middle Low German reejel, from French réel, whence also reell.


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  • IPA(key): /rɛjɛːl/


rejäl (comparative rejälare, superlative rejälast)

  1. considerably large in some measure (size, power, etc.); big, strong, hefty
    en rejäl björn
    a hefty bear
    en rejäl summa
    a hefty sum
  2. (of a person, when not meant physically) robust, reliable


Inflection of rejäl
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular rejäl rejälare rejälast
Neuter singular rejält rejälare rejälast
Plural rejäla rejälare rejälast
Masculine plural3 rejäle rejälare rejälast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 rejäle rejälare rejälaste
All rejäla rejälare rejälaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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