smal

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See also: smàl, smál, smäl, and smæl

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse smalr (little), from Proto-Germanic *smalaz. Compare with English small.

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Adjective[edit]

smal

  1. narrow, thin
  2. slim, slender

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of smal
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular smal smallere smallest2
Neuter singular smalt smallere smallest2
Plural smalle smallere smallest2
Definite attributive1 smalle smallere smalleste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch smal, from Old Dutch smal, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz. Cognate with English small, German schmal, Old Norse smalr, Gothic 𐍃𐌼𐌰𐌻𐍃 (smals).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

smal (comparative smaller, superlative smalst)

  1. narrow

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of smal
uninflected smal
inflected smalle
comparative smaller
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial smal smaller het smalst
het smalste
indefinite m./f. sing. smalle smallere smalste
n. sing. smal smaller smalste
plural smalle smallere smalste
definite smalle smallere smalste
partitive smals smallers

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Descendants[edit]

  • Papiamentu: smal

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English smæl, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

smal (plural and weak singular smale, comparative smalre, superlative smalest)

  1. Small, miniscule.
  2. Little, few, scarce.
  3. Ground finely, not coarse.
  4. Of no worth, unimportant.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse smalr, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz. Compare with English small.

Adjective[edit]

smal (neuter singular smalt, definite singular and plural smale, comparative smalere, indefinite superlative smalest, definite superlative smaleste)

  1. narrow (having a small width)
  2. slim (waist etc.)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse smalr, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz. Compare with English small.

Adjective[edit]

smal (neuter singular smalt, definite singular and plural smale, comparative smalare, indefinite superlative smalast, definite superlative smalaste)

  1. narrow (having a small width)
  2. slim (waist etc.)

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *smalaz.

Adjective[edit]

smal

  1. small

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • smal”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *smalaz, whence also Old English smæl, Old Norse smalr.

Adjective[edit]

smal

  1. small

Descendants[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch smal.

Adjective[edit]

smal

  1. narrow

Polish[edit]

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Verb[edit]

smal

  1. second-person singular imperative of smalić

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish smal, from Old Norse smalr, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz. Compare with English small.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

smal (comparative smalare, superlative smalast)

  1. thin, slim, narrow in size
    Antonym: bred
  2. skinny
    Antonyms: tjock, fet

Declension[edit]

Inflection of smal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular smal smalare smalast
Neuter singular smalt smalare smalast
Plural smala smalare smalast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 smale smalare smalaste
All smala smalare smalaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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