vild

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As if the past participle of a verb *to vile. See vile (adjective).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vild (comparative more vild, superlative most vild)

  1. (obsolete) vile

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vild in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse villr (wild) and Old Saxon wildi, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz, cognate with English wild, German wild.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vild (neuter vildt, plural and definite singular attributive vilde, comparative vildere, superlative (predicative) vildest, superlative (attributive) vildeste)

  1. wild
  2. fierce, ferocious

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of vild
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular vild vildere vildest2
Neuter singular vildt vildere vildest2
Plural vilde vildere vildest2
Definite attributive1 vilde vildere vildeste
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.

Noun[edit]

vild (singular definite den vilde, plural indefinite vilde)

  1. (dated or derogatory) savage, barbarian

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Old Norse[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th Century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈwild/

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wiliþō, from *wiljaz; see vili.

Noun[edit]

vild f

  1. will, liking, benevolence
  2. favour, grace
  3. reputation

Descendants[edit]

  • Westrobothnian: vill-

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse villr (wild) and Old Saxon wildi, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

Inflection of vild
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular vild vildare vildast
Neuter singular vilt vildare vildast
Plural vilda vildare vildast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 vilde vildare vildaste
All vilda vildare vildaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

vild

  1. wild
  2. not tame or domesticated

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