Danish edit

Etymology edit

From gift (poison) +‎ -ig, after German giftig.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɡifti/, [ˈɡ̊ifd̥i]

Adjective edit

giftig

  1. poisonous
  2. venomous
  3. toxic
  4. waspish
  5. catty
  6. barbed
  7. disagreeable

Inflection edit

Inflection of giftig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular giftig giftigere giftigst2
Indefinite neuter singular giftigt giftigere giftigst2
Plural giftige giftigere giftigst2
Definite attributive1 giftige giftigere giftigste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From gift (poison) +‎ -ig. Cognate with German giftig.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣɪf.təx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gif‧tig
  • Rhymes: -ɪftəx

Adjective edit

giftig (comparative giftiger, superlative giftigst)

  1. poisonous, venomous, toxic
    Synonyms: toxisch, venijnig, vergiftig, vergiftigend

Inflection edit

Inflection of giftig
uninflected giftig
inflected giftige
comparative giftiger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial giftig giftiger het giftigst
het giftigste
indefinite m./f. sing. giftige giftigere giftigste
n. sing. giftig giftiger giftigste
plural giftige giftigere giftigste
definite giftige giftigere giftigste
partitive giftigs giftigers

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German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German giftec; equivalent to Gift +‎ -ig.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪftɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪftɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gif‧tig

Adjective edit

giftig (strong nominative masculine singular giftiger, comparative giftiger, superlative am giftigsten)

  1. poisonous

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

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Adverb edit

giftig

  1. venomously

Further reading edit

  • giftig” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • giftig” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • giftig” in Duden online

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From gift +‎ -ig.

Adjective edit

giftig (indefinite singular giftig, definite singular and plural giftige, comparative giftigere, indefinite superlative giftigst, definite superlative giftigste)

  1. toxic, poisonous, venomous

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From gift +‎ -ig.

Adjective edit

giftig (indefinite singular giftig, definite singular and plural giftige, comparative giftigare, indefinite superlative giftigast, definite superlative giftigaste)

  1. poisonous, toxic, venomous

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Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

giftig (comparative giftigare, superlative giftigast)

  1. of a harmful chemical nature; poisonous, toxic
  2. (of language etc.) mean or sarcastic in nature; caustic, sharp

Declension edit

Inflection of giftig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular giftig giftigare giftigast
Neuter singular giftigt giftigare giftigast
Plural giftiga giftigare giftigast
Masculine plural3 giftige giftigare giftigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 giftige giftigare giftigaste
All giftiga giftigare giftigaste
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

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