subtil

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtil (comparative more subtil, superlative most subtil)

  1. (obsolete) Subtle.
    • , 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?

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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.

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

  1. subtle

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin subtīlis.

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subtil (comparative subtiler, superlative am subtilsten)

  1. subtle

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of sutil

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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/attributive 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 an attributive role.

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