subtil

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil (comparative more subtil, superlative most subtil)

  1. Obsolete form of subtle.; sly, artful, cunning
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981:
      , Genesis 3:1
      Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
    • '1611, King James Version, Wisdom of Solomonn 7:22–23:
      For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good, Kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, and going through all understanding, pure, and most subtil, spirits.

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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]

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subtil (comparative subtiler, superlative am subtilsten)

  1. subtle

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Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil

  1. Alternative form of sotil

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil m, f (plural subtis, comparable) (European orthography)

  1. Alternative form of sutil

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

subtil m, 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
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.

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