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See also: débil and dèbil

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin debilis (weak, frail, feeble).

NounEdit

debil m

  1. moron, idiot

ChavacanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish débil (weak).

AdjectiveEdit

debil

  1. weak

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin debilis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

debil m

  1. (offensive) a moron (disliked person), a dumb person
  2. (dated, medicine) mentally ill person

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DanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin debilis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

debil

  1. moronic

InflectionEdit

Inflection of debil
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular debil 2
Neuter singular debilt 2
Plural debile 2
Definite attributive1 debile
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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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin debilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

debil (not comparable)

  1. (dated, now offensive) slightly mentally challenged; slightly retarded

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin debilis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

debil m pers (feminine debilka)

  1. (offensive) a moron
  2. (medicine, obsolete) person with slight mental retardation

Usage notesEdit

In obsolete medical usage, "debil" denoted the mildest level of developmental disability. More severe levels were denoted by the words imbecyl and idiota.

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • debil in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin debilis. Used since the 1920s.

AdjectiveEdit

debil (not comparable)

  1. moronic, slightly mentally challenged

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of debil
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular debil
Neuter singular debilt
Plural debila
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 debile
All debila
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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