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EtymologyEdit

From ære (honour) +‎ -lig. Cognates include German ehrlich.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛrli/, [ˈæɐ̯li]
  • Rhymes: -i
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

ærlig

  1. honest
  2. frank
  3. sincere, straight, square

InflectionEdit

Inflection of ærlig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular ærlig ærligere ærligst2
Neuter singular ærligt ærligere ærligst2
Plural ærlige ærligere ærligst2
Definite attributive1 ærlige ærligere ærligste
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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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ærligr and Middle Low German ehrlich

AdjectiveEdit

ærlig (neuter singular ærlig, definite singular and plural ærlige, comparative ærligere, indefinite superlative ærligst, definite superlative ærligste)

  1. honest (scrupulous with regard to telling the truth)

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