See also: Enkel

Afrikaans edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛŋ.kəl/
  • Hyphenation: en‧kel

Etymology 1 edit

From Dutch enkel, from Middle Dutch enkel.

Adjective edit

enkel (attributive enkele, not comparable)

  1. single
  2. a few
  3. alone
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Dutch enkel, from Middle Dutch enkel, ankel, from Old Dutch *enkal, *ankal, from Proto-Germanic *ankulaz.

Noun edit

enkel (plural enkels, diminutive enkeltjie)

  1. ankle
Derived terms edit

Danish edit

Etymology edit

Middle Low German enkel, see also en (one)

Adjective edit

enkel (neuter enkelt, plural and definite singular attributive enkle, comparative enklere, superlative (predicative) enklest, superlative (attributive) enkleste)

  1. single, singular
    en enkel legion
    one single legion
  2. simple

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛŋ.kəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: en‧kel
  • Rhymes: -ɛŋkəl

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch enkel.

Adjective edit

enkel (not comparable)

  1. single
    Hij is een enkel kind.
    He is an only child.
    Ze heeft een enkel paar schoenen.
    She has a single pair of shoes.
  2. only, sole
    Deze oplossing is de enkel mogelijke uitkomst.
    This solution is the sole possible outcome.
    Het is de enkel juiste beslissing.
    It's the only right decision.
Inflection edit
Inflection of enkel
uninflected enkel
inflected enkele
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial enkel
indefinite m./f. sing. enkele
n. sing. enkel
plural enkele
definite enkele
partitive enkels
Derived terms edit

Adverb edit

enkel

  1. exclusively, only, solely
    Dit product is enkel verkrijgbaar in gespecialiseerde winkels.
    This product is available exclusively in specialized stores.
    Hij richt zich enkel op zijn studie en niets anders.
    He focuses only on his studies and nothing else.
    Ze werkt enkel met biologische ingrediënten in haar restaurant.
    She works solely with organic ingredients in her restaurant.
Synonyms edit
Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: enkel
  • Jersey Dutch: änkelt
  • Papiamentu: ènkel

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch enkel, ankel, from Old Dutch *enkal, *ankal, from Proto-Germanic *ankulaz.

Noun edit

enkel m (plural enkels, diminutive enkeltje n)

  1. ankle
    Hij verstuikte zijn enkel tijdens het sporten.
    He sprained his ankle while playing sports.
    Ze draagt een bandage om haar geblesseerde enkel te ondersteunen.
    She is wearing a bandage to support her injured ankle.
    Ik voel wat pijn in mijn linker enkel na het joggen.
    I feel some pain in my left ankle after jogging.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit

Anagrams edit

Middle Low German edit

Etymology edit

From Old Saxon ankel.

Noun edit

enkel n

  1. ankle

Descendants edit

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Low German eneste, related to en

Adjective edit

enkel (neuter singular enkelt, definite singular and plural enkle, comparative enklere, indefinite superlative enklest, definite superlative enkleste)

  1. easy
  2. simple

Derived terms edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Low German [Term?].

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛŋkɛl/, /ˈæŋkɛl/

Adjective edit

enkel (neuter singular enkelt, definite singular and plural enkle, comparative enklare, indefinite superlative enklast, definite superlative enklaste)

  1. easy
  2. simple

Further reading edit

Old Saxon edit

Noun edit

enkel m

  1. Alternative form of ankel

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish enkil, from Middle Low German enkel, from Proto-Germanic *ainkila-, equivalent to en (one) + -el. Cognate with Danish enkel, enkelt, Norwegian enkel, Icelandic ekkil, Dutch enkel and Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌺𐌻𐍃 (ainakls). Compare also Latin singulus with the same suffix. See also änka (widow) and änkling (widower).[1][2]

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

enkel

  1. simple, single; of one layer
    En enkel whiskey, tack.
    A single shot of whiskey, please.
  2. easy, simple; not difficult
    Att lära sig ett främmande språk är inte alltid enkelt.
    Learning a foreign language isn't always easy.
  3. simple, uncomplicated
    Lisa har en enkel våning utan dekorationer.
    Lisa has a simple apartment without decorations.
  4. plain, simple; containing only the most fundamental parts
    Jag vill bara ha en enkel kopp kaffe, inget socker eller andra konstigheter i.
    I only want a plain cup of coffee, no sugar or other weird things in it.
  5. single
    Vill du ha en enkelbiljett?
    Do you want a one-way ticket?

Declension edit

Inflection of enkel
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular enkel enklare enklast
Neuter singular enkelt enklare enklast
Plural enkla enklare enklast
Masculine plural3 enkle enklare enklast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 enkle enklare enklaste
All enkla enklare enklaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Synonyms edit

Antonyms edit

See also edit

References edit

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

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit