GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Adel + -ig

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːdlɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈaːdlɪk/ (most speakers in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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AdjectiveEdit

adlig (comparative adliger, superlative am adligsten)

  1. highborn, noble (of noble ancestry)
  2. pertaining to the nobility

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Further readingEdit

  • adlig” in Duden online

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ādl +‎ -iġ.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ādliġ

  1. sick, ill, diseased

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since 1560 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. The form adelig is the most common form until the end of the 18th century. From adel (nobility) +‎ -ig (-y).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

adlig (not comparable)

  1. Belonging to the nobility.
    Man såg på hennes dyra kläder att hon var adlig.
    You could tell by her expensive clothing that she was noble.
  2. Characteristic of nobility.
    Alla runt bordet uppförde sig förnämt och adligt .
    Everyone around the behaved themselves in an distinguished and noble manner.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of adlig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular adlig
Neuter singular adligt
Plural adliga
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 adlige
All adliga
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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