schuldig

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch schuldich. Equivalent to schuld +‎ -ig.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxʏl.dəx/
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  • Hyphenation: schul‧dig
  • Rhymes: -ʏldəx

Adjective[edit]

schuldig (comparative schuldiger, superlative schuldigst)

  1. guilty

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of schuldig
uninflected schuldig
inflected schuldige
comparative schuldiger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial schuldig schuldiger het schuldigst
het schuldigste
indefinite m./f. sing. schuldige schuldigere schuldigste
n. sing. schuldig schuldiger schuldigste
plural schuldige schuldigere schuldigste
definite schuldige schuldigere schuldigste
partitive schuldigs schuldigers

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: skuldig
  • Negerhollands: skuldig, skyldig

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schuldec, from Old High German sculdig. Equivalent to Schuld +‎ -ig. The form shows (chiefly southern) blocking of umlaut in -ul- + consonant, as usually in modern German (exceptions gülden, gültig, Sülze). Cognate with Luxembourgish schëlleg, Dutch schuldig.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

schuldig (strong nominative masculine singular schuldiger, comparative schuldiger, superlative am schuldigsten)

  1. (with genitive) guilty (of), culpable
    Er wurde des Mordes schuldig befunden und zum Tode verurteilt.He was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death.
  2. (with accusative) owing, indebted to
    Egal was er sagt, bist du ihm keine Erklärung schuldig.No matter what he says, you don't owe him an explanation.

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Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • schuldig” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • schuldig” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • schuldig” in Duden online