usel

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse úsæll, from Proto-Norse *unsālir (*unsālir), Proto-Germanic *unsēliz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

usel (comparative uslare, superlative uslast)

  1. terribly bad, awfully bad

Declension[edit]

Inflection of usel
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular usel uslare uslast
Neuter singular uselt uslare uslast
Plural usla uslare uslast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 usle uslare uslaste
All usla uslare uslaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • usel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)