smale

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Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

smale

  1. Alternative form of smal
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, ll. 9–10:
      • And smale foweles maken melodye,
        That slepen al the nyght with open ye.
        And small birds make melody,
        That sleep all the night with open eye.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse smali. Compare German Schmalkalb.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

smale m

  1. (dialectal) sheep

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

smale

  1. inflection of smal:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse smali.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

smale m (definite singular smalen, indefinite plural smalar, definite plural smalane)

  1. sheep
  2. collective term for sheep and goats
    Eg skal ut og leita etter smalen.
    I'm going out to look for my [herd of] sheep.

Usage notes[edit]

Most often used in the singular to refer to sheep collectively.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

smale

  1. inflection of smal:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

smale

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of smal.

Anagrams[edit]