See also: fúl, fûl, fül, -ful, and ful-

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AdjectiveEdit

ful (indeclinable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Fula.

NounEdit

ful m (uncountable)

  1. Fula

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fúll, from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz, cognate with Swedish ful, English foul, German faul, Dutch vuil.

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AdjectiveEdit

ful (neuter fult, plural and definite singular attributive fule)

  1. (dated) nasty, ugly

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فُول(fūl).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ful m (collective, singulative fula, paucal fuliet)

  1. broad bean, broad beans

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Middle EnglishEdit

AdverbEdit

ful

  1. very; much; to a great extent
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
      And I seide, "Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge. []
      And I said, "Sir, in his time master John Wycliffe was held by very many men the greatest clerk that they knew living upon earth. And with this he was named, as I believe worthily, an excellent ruly and innocent man in all his living. []
  2. full
    • ca. 1384, John Wycliffe, Wycliffe Bible (translation from the Vulgate), Genesis 25:8
      and failynge he was deed in a good elde, and of greet age, and ful of dayes, and he was gaderyd to his puple.
      and failing he was dead in a good old [age], and of great age, and full of days, and he was gathered to his people.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fúll, from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ful (masculine and feminine ful, neuter fult, definite singular and plural fule, comparative fulere, indefinite superlative fulest, definite superlative fuleste)

  1. clever, sly

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fúll, from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz.

AdjectiveEdit

ful (masculine and feminine ful, neuter fult, definite singular and plural fule, comparative fulare, indefinite superlative fulast, definite superlative fulaste)

  1. clever, sly

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Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *fullaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ful

  1. Alternative form of full
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *fūlaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fūl

  1. foul (dirty, stinking, vile, corrupt)
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DescendantsEdit
  • Middle English: foul

Old FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *full

AdjectiveEdit

ful

  1. full

DescendantsEdit

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: fol
  • West Frisian: fol

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

·ful

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive prototonic of fo·loing

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·ful ·ḟul ·ful
pronounced with /-v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *full, from Proto-Germanic *fullaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós.

AdjectiveEdit

ful

  1. full

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PlautdietschEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ful

  1. foul, rotten, putrid
  2. lazy, shiftless, indolent, slothful

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English full.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ful m inan

  1. (poker) full house

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fúll, from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz. Compare English foul, Dutch vuil, German faul.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Sweden) IPA(key): /fʉːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʉːl

AdjectiveEdit

ful

  1. ugly; of displeasing appearance
    Det var den fulaste unge jag någonsin sett.
    That's the ugliest kid I've ever seen.
  2. dirty, bad; something contradictory to norms and rules
    Larsson gjorde en riktigt ful tackling.
    Larsson pulled off a really dirty tackle.
  3. prefix indicating a state of low or poor quality: an ironic opposite of fin, "fine, elegant."
    • 2000, Mikael Niemi, Populärmusik från Vittula p. 35; English translation by Laurie Thompson: Popular Music from Vittula (2003), p. 36.
      Hukande tassade han fram till predikstolen, en skygg liten gosse med fulsnaggat hår.
      Shoulders hunched, he tip-toed toward the pulpit, a bashful little boy with an awful haircut.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of ful
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ful fulare fulast
Neuter singular fult fulare fulast
Plural fula fulare fulast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fule fulare fulaste
All fula fulare fulaste
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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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English fool.

NounEdit

ful

  1. fool

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

ful (nominative plural fuls)

  1. fullness

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