rund

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German runt, from Old French ront, roont, from Latin rotundus, related to rota, from Proto-Indo-European *Hroth₂-o- ‎(wheel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rund ‎(neuter rundt, definite and plural runde)

  1. round, circular
  2. plump, chubby, rotund
  3. smooth (beverage: having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent)

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch runt, ront, variants of rint, rent, from Old Dutch hrind (in the placename Hrindsalis), from Proto-Germanic *hrinþiz, from an earlier ablauting s-stem *hrinþaz, genitive *hrundizaz.

Noun[edit]

rund n ‎(plural runderen, diminutive rundje n)

  1. any bovine animal
  2. idiot, stupid person
    Je bent een rund als je met vuurwerk stunt.
    You're an idiot if you mess around with fireworks.

Derived terms[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rund f

  1. round, femal form of rundur

Declension[edit]

rundur a7
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) rundur rund runt
Accusative (hvønnfall) rundan runda
Dative (hvørjumfall) rundum rundari rundum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (runds) (rundar/
rundrar)
(runds)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) rundir rundar rund
Accusative (hvønnfall) rundar
Dative (hvørjumfall) rundum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (runda
rundra)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle High German runt, like English round and Dutch rond from Old French ront, from Latin rotundus "round" from Latin rota "wheel, disk", compare German Rad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rund ‎(comparative runder, superlative am rundesten)

  1. round, rounded, similar as in English, especially:
  2. circular
  3. spherical, globular, ball-shaped
  4. corpulent, thick
  5. (engine operation) regular

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

rund

  1. around
  2. roughly, approximately, about
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 29/2010, page 49:
      Rund eine Million beschriebene Insektenarten leben auf der Erde, […]
      Approximately one million documented insect species live on Earth, […]

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rund ‎(neuter singular rundt, definite singular and plural runde, comparative rundere, indefinite superlative rundest, definite superlative rundeste)

  1. round

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

rund

  1. imperative of runde

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rund ‎(neuter singular rundt, definite singular and plural runde, comparative rundare, indefinite superlative rundast, definite superlative rundaste)

  1. round

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rund (comparative rundare, superlative rundast)

  1. round (shaped like a circle or sphere)
  2. fat
  3. rounded, approximate

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rund
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular rund rundare rundast
Neuter singular runt rundare rundast
Plural runda rundare rundast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 runde rundare rundaste
All runda rundare rundaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]