stille

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stelə/, [ˈsd̥elə]

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to stille ‎(to put, stand), from or influenced by Middle Low German stille.

Adjective[edit]

stille ‎(indeclinable)

  1. still
  2. quiet
  3. calm
  4. silent
  5. (adverbial) still, quietly, silently
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A substantivized form of the adjective. Compare German Stille ‎(stillness).

Noun[edit]

stille n

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

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse stilla. In the senses satisfy, quench, allay from the adjective stille ‎(still, calm).

Verb[edit]

stille ‎(imperative stil, infinitive at stille, present tense stiller, past tense stillede, past participle er/har stillet)

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stille m, f ‎(plural stillen)

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

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. Inflected form of stil

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

stille

  1. First-person singular present of stillen.
  2. Imperative singular of stillen.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of stillen.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of stillen.

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. strong, mixed and weak feminine singular nominative form of still.
  2. strong, mixed and weak feminine singular accusative form of still.
  3. strong plural nominative form of still.
  4. strong plural accusative form of still.
  5. weak masculine singular nominative form of still.
  6. weak neuter singular nominative form of still.
  7. weak neuter singular accusative form of still.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

stille f

  1. plural of stilla

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from German Low German stille

Adjective[edit]

stille ‎(indeclinable)

  1. silent
  2. still
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse stilla

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to set
  2. to ask (a question)
Derived terms[edit]

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.


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stillijaz, whence also Old High German stilli.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. still

Declension[edit]