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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From -ilse, later -ælsæ, from Old Saxon -isli, -islo. Also used to represent the Middle Low German suffix -nisse.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /-əlsə/, [-əlsə]

SuffixEdit

-else c (singular definite -elsen, plural indefinite -elser, plural definite -elserne)

  1. added to a verb to form a noun for an action or process
  2. the result of, or something related to, such an action or process

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Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German -else, from Old Saxon -isli, -islo; from Proto-Germanic *-isliją. Cognate with Dutch -sel, Swedish -else, Old English -else.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əlsə/, [(ə)lzə]

SuffixEdit

-else n

  1. Creating, from a verb, a noun which is created by the action of this verb (not necessarily one with which the verb is supposed to be done).
    Backelse (pastry): that which is baked (in a wider sense anything baked like bread and cakes) — from backen (to bake)
    Radelse (riddle): that which is guessed — from raden (to guess); compare German Rätsel, Dutch raadsel, Old English rǣdelse
    Riemelse (rhyme): that which is rhymed — from riemen (to rhyme)

Middle Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon -isli, from Proto-Germanic *-isliją.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-else

  1. Creating a noun from a verb, denoting something on which the verb is performed.
    ên backelse
    a baked good; literally 'that which is created by baking'
  2. Creating a noun from a verb, denoting an object which is used to perform the verb.
    ên deckelse
    a cover, a roof, a wrapping; literally 'that which is used to cover'

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon -isli, -islo. Also used to represent the Middle Low German suffix -nisse.

SuffixEdit

-else

  1. added to a verb to form a noun for an action or process
  2. the result of, or something related to, such an action or process

Derived termsEdit


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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

A metathetic form of Proto-Germanic *-isliją, from Proto-Germanic *-is-, a noun particle + Proto-Germanic *-lij-, a verbal particle. More at -sian, -lian

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-else f

  1. (feminine suffix for inanimate objects) suffix creating nouns from verbs
    rǣdelse (counsel, advise, riddle, enigma)
    myrrelse, mierrelse (an offense, scandal; stumblingblock)

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon -isli, -islo. Also used to represent the Middle Low German suffix -nisse.

SuffixEdit

-else

  1. creating nouns from verbs

Derived termsEdit