See also: Adel, ädel, and a del

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch adel, from Old Dutch *athal, from Proto-Germanic *aþalą.

NounEdit

adel m ‎(uncountable)

  1. nobility

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

adel

  1. First-person singular present of adeln.
  2. Imperative singular of adeln.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Formally, the word is the same as Old Norse aðal, but the meaning is derived from Middle Low German adel; compare modern German Adel.

NounEdit

adel m ‎(definite singular adelen, uncountable)

  1. nobility
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Falk, Hjalmar; Torp, Alf (1903–06) Etymologisk ordbog over det norske og det danske sprog [Etymological Dictionary of the Norwegian and Danish Languages]

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse aðal.

NounEdit

adel m

  1. (dialectal) heartwood
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ivar Aasen, Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog, 1850.

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Middle Low German adel(noble descent; nobility), from Old Saxon athal, from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz (whence also Old Swedish aþal-)[1] [2]. Related to German Adel and English athel. Compare also Icelandic aðall(nobility).

NounEdit

adel c ‎(uncountable)

  1. nobility, aristocracy.
    Den svenska adeln har idag inga särskilda privilegier.
    Today the Swedish nobility has no special privileges.

DeclensionEdit

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See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ adel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)
  2. ^ adel in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.

VolapükEdit