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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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AdjectiveEdit

enkel (not comparable)

  1. single
  2. only, sole
InflectionEdit
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 termsEdit

AdverbEdit

enkel

  1. exclusively, only
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

enkel m (plural enkels, diminutive enkeltje n)

  1. ankle
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Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. easy
  2. simple

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German [Term?].

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. easy
  2. simple

Further readingEdit


Old SaxonEdit

NounEdit

enkel m

  1. Alternative form of ankel

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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?

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of enkel
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular enkel enklare enklast
Neuter singular enkelt enklare enklast
Plural enkla 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.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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