stille

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See also: Stille and stillé

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German stille, from Proto-West Germanic *stillī.

Adjective[edit]

stille (uninflected)

  1. still
  2. quiet
  3. calm
  4. silent
Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

stille

  1. still, quietly, silently

Noun[edit]

stille n

  1. calm (period without wind)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Merger Old Norse stilla (to calm), borrowed from Middle Low German stillen, from Proto-West Germanic *stillijan, and Middle Low German stellen (to place), from Proto-West Germanic *stalljan.

Verb[edit]

stille (past tense stillede, past participle stillet)

  1. to put, place, stand
  2. to set (put; adjust)
  3. to muster, turn up
  4. to report (appear or present oneself)
  5. to supply, furnish
  6. to satisfy (to meet needs, to fulfill)
  7. to quench, slake
  8. to allay, alleviate

Inflection[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

stille m or f (plural stillen)

  1. silent person, who rarely speaks
  2. undercover agent (male only)

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. Inflected form of stil

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

stille

  1. inflection of stillen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. inflection of still:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

stille f

  1. plural of stilla

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse stilla, from Proto-West Germanic *stillijan.

Adjective[edit]

stille (indeclinable)

  1. silent
  2. still
  3. quiet
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from stille (adjective)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse stilla.

Verb[edit]

stille (imperative still, present tense stiller, passive stilles, simple past stilte, past participle stilt, present participle stillende)

  1. to set
  2. to ask (a question)
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from stille (verb)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse stilla

Verb[edit]

stille (imperative still, present tense stiller, simple past stillet or stilte, past participle stillet or stilt, present participle stillende)

  1. (transitive, archaic, medicine) to calm; to still
    • du stillet bølgene (Psalms, 65:8)
      • you stilled the waves
    • han stillet det blødende såret
      • he stilled the bleeding wound
Usage notes[edit]

The verb is used only in idiomatic contexts in this form, i.e. in Biblical language and in relation to making a bleeding stop, although in the latter context stanse would still be a preferred term.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the adjective still

Noun[edit]

stille f (definite singular stilla, indefinite plural stiller, definite plural stillene)

  1. quiet
    Eg likar stilla her på bygda.
    I like the quiet here in the countryside.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Norwegian Bokmål stille, probably from Middle Low German.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. still (not moving)
    Han stod heilt stille.
    He stood totally still.
  2. quiet, silent.
    Han laga ikkje ein lyd. Han var heilt stille.
    He did not make a sound. He was totally quiet.
  3. definite of still
  4. plural of still

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

stille (present tense stiller, past tense stilte, past participle stilt, passive infinitive stillast, present participle stillande, imperative still)

  1. Alternative form of stilla

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *stillī.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstil.le/, [ˈstiɫ.ɫe]

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. still
  2. quiet
  3. calm

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: stille