slippe

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /slepə/, [ˈsl̥eb̥ə]

Etymology 1[edit]

A merger of two related verbs: 1. the intransitive Old Norse sleppa (past tense slapp), from Proto-Germanic *slimpaną, cognate with Swedish slippa. 2. the transitive Old Norse sleppa (past tense sleppti), from Proto-Germanic *slampijaną, cognate with Swedish släppa. The Danish word is influenced by the similar (unrelated?) word Middle Low German slippen, Dutch slippen (hence English slip).

Verb[edit]

slippe (past tense slap, past participle sluppet, attributive common sluppen, attributive plural or definite slupne)

  1. (transitive) to let go, release, drop
    Slip mig!
    Let me go!
  2. (intransitive) to get out, get away, get off
    Han slap med 10 år
    He got off with 10 years
    I det mindste slipper jeg for at skulle høre på hendes formaninger.
    At least I didn't have to listen to all her admonitions.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from the verb.

Noun[edit]

slippe c (singular definite slippen, plural indefinite slipper)

  1. (rare) alley
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Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

slippe

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of slippen

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sleppa

Verb[edit]

slippe (imperative slipp, present tense slipper, passive slippes, simple past slapp, past participle sluppet, present participle slippende)

  1. to escape, be let off (something)
  2. to release (something)
  3. to let (ut / out)

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