stille

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See also: Stille and stillé

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

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

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of stille
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular stille 2
Neuter singular stille 2
Plural stille 2
Definite attributive1 stille
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.
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, perfect tense 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
Synonyms[edit]

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, passive stilles, 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.


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 quite 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

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

stille

  1. still

Declension[edit]