See also: Gammel

Danish edit

Alternative forms edit

  • gl. (abbreviation)

Etymology edit

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, Dutch ouder, oudst and German älter, ältest. The West Germanic languages have a positive from the same stem: English old, Dutch oud and German alt, from *aldaz.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɡaməl/, [ˈɡ̊ɑml̩]

Adjective edit

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)

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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

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

Adjective edit

gammel (comparative gammeler, superlative gammelst)

  1. shaky, dilapidated, ramshackle

Inflection edit

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

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German edit

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Verb edit

gammel

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

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Danish gammel, from Old Norse gamall, compare native gammal; comparative and superlative forms from Old Norse ellri and Old Norse ellztr.

Adjective edit

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

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