See also: Gammel

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gamall (old), from Proto-Germanic *gamalaz, cognate with Swedish gammal, Dutch gammel. The comparative and the superlative are formed from a different stem: ældre, ældst, from Old Norse ellri, ellztr, from Proto-Germanic *alþizô, *alþistaz, cognate with English elder, eldest and German älter, ältest. The West Germanic languages have a positive from the same stem: English old, German alt, from *aldaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡaməl/, [ˈɡ̊ɑml̩]

AdjectiveEdit

gammel (neuter gammelt, plural and definite singular attributive gamle, comparative ældre, superlative (predicative) ældst, superlative (attributive) ældste)

  1. old (having existed for a relatively long period of time)
  2. old (belonging to a relatively distant time period)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German *gammel, from Old Saxon *gamal, from Proto-West Germanic *gamal, from Proto-Germanic *gamalaz (old). Doublet of gamel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣɑ.məl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gam‧mel

AdjectiveEdit

gammel (comparative gammeler, superlative gammelst)

  1. shaky (unsound)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of gammel
uninflected gammel
inflected gammele
comparative gammeler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial gammel gammeler het gammelst
het gammelste
indefinite m./f. sing. gammele gammelere gammelste
n. sing. gammel gammeler gammelste
plural gammele gammelere gammelste
definite gammele gammelere gammelste
partitive gammels gammelers

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

VerbEdit

gammel

  1. inflection of gammeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gamall; comparative and superlative forms from Old Norse ellri and Old Norse ellztr.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gammel (neuter singular gammelt, definite singular and plural gamle, comparative eldre, indefinite superlative eldst, definite superlative eldste)

  1. old (of an object, concept, etc: having existed for a relatively long period of time)
  2. old (of a specified age)
    fem år gammel - five years old

Derived termsEdit

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