smuk

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German smuck(lithe, neat). Compare English smug and German schmuck(pretty).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /smok/, [smɔɡ̊]

Adjective[edit]

smuk

  1. beautiful, handsome, good-looking
  2. fine
  3. noble

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of smuk
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular smuk smukkere smukkest2
Neuter singular smukt smukkere smukkest2
Plural smukke smukkere smukkest2
Definite attributive1 smukke smukkere smukkeste
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.

Usage notes[edit]

Similarly to English beautiful, smuk carries an aspect of femininity, and hence is usually not applied to men.

Synonyms[edit]


North Frisian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

smuk (comparative smuker, superlative smukst)

  1. (Mooring) beautiful, handsome

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *smukъ, cognate with Bulgarian смок(smok).

Noun[edit]

smȗk m (Cyrillic spelling сму̑к)

  1. Coronella (serpent genus)

Declension[edit]