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mittel

See also: Mittel

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From German Mittel (14-point type)

NounEdit

mittel (uncountable)

  1. (printing, German contexts, dated) Alternative term for English.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɪtl̩], [ˈmɪtəl]

AdjectiveEdit

mittel (comparative mittlerer, superlative am mittelsten)

  1. (attributive, now archaic in the positive, see usage notes) middle, in the middle
    in mitt(e)ler Nacht, in mitteler Zeit, zum mittlen (Segen-)Tau
  2. (informal, predicative, invariable) average, middling
    Wie ist die Klassenarbeit gelaufen? Na ja, so mittel.

Usage notesEdit

The positive form mittel has largely fallen out of usage in modern German, occurring mostly in compound terms such as Mittelalter, Mittelpunkt, Mittelhochdeutsch, et cetera. The superlative is also uncommon. Mittlerer (which see), which originated as the comparative form, is now used in places where one would expect the positive form.

DeclensionEdit

compare the declension of mittlerer
or with the e elided

Derived termsEdit

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