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PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯l
  • IPA(key): /ɛil/

Etymology 1Edit

Contracted from late Middle Dutch idel, which survives uncontracted as ijdel. An alternative contracted form led to iel.

AdjectiveEdit

ijl (comparative ijler, superlative ijlst)

  1. rarefied (of a gas etc.), not dense
  2. (chiefly obsolete) skinny, lacking fat
  3. (obsolete) empty
InflectionEdit
Inflection of ijl
uninflected ijl
inflected ijle
comparative ijler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ijl ijler het ijlst
het ijlste
indefinite m./f. sing. ijle ijlere ijlste
n. sing. ijl ijler ijlste
plural ijle ijlere ijlste
definite ijle ijlere ijlste
partitive ijls ijlers
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

ijl

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ijlen (speak deliriously)
  2. imperative of ijlen (speak deliriously)

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch *ile, from Old Dutch *īla, from Proto-Germanic *īlō.

NounEdit

ijl f (uncountable)

  1. rush, haste
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

ijl

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ijlen (rush, haste)
  2. imperative of ijlen (rush, haste)

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