See also: díll and Dill

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɪɫ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl
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Dill, Antheum graveolens, an herb.
 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English dile, from Old English dile (dill, anise); from Proto-Germanic *dilja-, of uncertain, probably non-Indo-European origin, possibly a west European substrate.[1]

Cognate with Old Saxon dilli, Dutch dille, Swedish dill, German Dill.

NounEdit

dill (countable and uncountable, plural dills)

  1. Anethum graveolens (the type species of the genus Anethum), a herb, the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; also known as dillseed.
  2. A cucumber pickled with dill flavoring
    Synonym: dill pickle
  3. (informal) a fool.
    • 2016, Robert G. Barrett, And De Fun Don't Done: A Les Norton Novel
      He could go over and monster his way among the poms, but he was that drunk he'd probably only make a dill of himself
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terms derived from dill (noun)
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VerbEdit

dill (third-person singular simple present dills, present participle dilling, simple past and past participle dilled)

  1. To cook or flavor with dill
    • 2014, Anatoly (Tony) Kandiew, Red Devils, →ISBN, page 139:
      My mother would pickle them and dill them, and we still had an abundance of fresh vegetables left.

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Etymology 2Edit

Variant of dull

VerbEdit

dill (third-person singular simple present dills, present participle dilling, simple past and past participle dilled)

  1. To still; to assuage; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
    • 1775, Robert Baillie, Letters and Journals: Written by the deceased Mr. Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow, page 252:
      The noise of the Queen's voyage to France is dilled down ; no money for her furniture will be got in haste; and the Cardinal has no will of her mother.
    • 1829, Publications - Issue 25, Volume 2, page x:
      The innocent was punished. The gear is payed and the thieves dilled down.
    • 1829, John Spalding & James Skene, The History of the Troubles and Memorable Transactions in Scotland, page vii:
      The Provincial Assembly sits down. Dr. Guild moderator. Dr. Scroggie preaches. His sermon found faulty. It dills down.
    • 1890, Thomas Nield, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England: A Drama, page 23:
      And there is nought to call them back, while these Curmudgeon generals dill down in their fear.
    • 1938, Alexander Ross, Scot. Text S, page 195:
      That now the dinn o' it wad soon dill down, An' but a story at the last be found.

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dylja, from Proto-Germanic *dilja-, of uncertain, non-Indo-European origin, possibly a substrate.

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NounEdit

dill n (genitive singular dills, no plural)

  1. dill (Anethum graveolens)

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish dil, from Old Norse dylja, from Proto-Germanic *dilja-, of uncertain, non-Indo-European origin, possibly a substrate.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dill c (uncountable)

  1. the herb dill

DeclensionEdit

Declension of dill 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative dill dillen
Genitive dills dillens

WestrobothnianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse til, from Proto-Germanic *tila- (goal), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (near, at).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

dill

  1. Used to indicate the infinitive form of a verb; compare English to.
    sjwårrt dil o fa-ne dil briinn
    hard to get it to burn

PrepositionEdit

dill

  1. to (indicating destination)
    gakk dill stass
    walk to the city

AdverbEdit

dill

  1. another, one more
    Ve fing annätókkä dill
    We got an equal amount thereto

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