subtil

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Adjective[edit]

subtil (comparative more subtil, superlative most subtil)

  1. Obsolete form of subtle; sly, artful, cunning
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Genesis 3:1:
      Now the serpent was more subtill then any beast of the field, which the LORD God had made, and he said vnto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of euery tree of the garden?
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Wisdom of Solomon 7:22–23:
      For wisedome which is the worker of all things, taught mee: for in her is an vnderstanding spirit holy, one onely, manifold, subtile, liuely, cleare, vndefiled, plaine, not subiect to hurt, louing the thing that is good, quicke, which cānot be letted, ready to do good: Kinde to man, stedfast, sure, free from care, hauing all power, ouerseeing all things, and going through all vnderstanding, pure, and most subtile spirits.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin subtīlis

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil (masculine and feminine plural subtils)

  1. subtle

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subtīlis (fine, thin), from sub + tēla (a web).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /subtiːl/, [sub̥ˈtˢiːˀl]

Adjective[edit]

subtil

  1. subtle

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of subtil
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular subtil 2
Neuter singular subtilt 2
Plural subtile 2
Definite attributive1 subtile
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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Semi-learned term, modified from the inherited Old French sotil, soutil after the original etymology, Latin subtīlis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /syp.til/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

subtil (feminine singular subtile, masculine plural subtils, feminine plural subtiles)

  1. subtle

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin subtīlis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil (comparative subtiler, superlative am subtilsten)

  1. subtle

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Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil

  1. Alternative form of sotil

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subtilis

Adjective[edit]

subtil (masculine and feminine subtil, neuter subtilt, definite singular and plural subtile)

  1. subtle

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subtilis

Adjective[edit]

subtil (masculine and feminine subtil, neuter subtilt, definite singular and plural subtile)

  1. subtle

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil m or f (plural subtis, comparable)

  1. European Portuguese standard spelling of sutil.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French subtil and Latin subtīlis. Doublet of subțire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil m or n (feminine singular subtilă, masculine plural subtili, feminine and neuter plural subtile)

  1. subtle

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil (comparative subtilare, superlative subtilast)

  1. subtle

Declension[edit]

Inflection of subtil
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular subtil subtilare subtilast
Neuter singular subtilt subtilare subtilast
Plural subtila subtilare subtilast
Masculine plural3 subtile subtilare subtilast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 subtile subtilare subtilaste
All subtila subtilare subtilaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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