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Central FranconianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *kallōn, northern variant of challōn. Compare Dutch kallen, English call.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kalle (third-person singular present kallt, past participle jekallt)

  1. (chiefly Ripuarian) to speak; to talk
    Mer kalle, wie us de Schnüss jewahßen es.
    We speak the way our mouths have grown (i.e. in our native dialect).

SynonymsEdit

  • sprääche (now often preferred under standard German influence)

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑlə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kal‧le
  • Rhymes: -ɑlə

Etymology 1Edit

From Yiddish כּלה(kale, bride), from Hebrew כַּלָּה(kalá, bride). A relation with the verb kallen (“to chatter”, compare etymology 2 hereunder), claimed in some popular-scientific resources, exists at most through secondary association. Compare German Kalle.

NounEdit

kalle f (plural kalles or kallen, diminutive kalletje n)

  1. (dated slang) girl; lover; whore

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

kalle

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of kallen

LimburgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch callen, from Old Dutch *kallon, from Proto-Germanic *kalzōną.

VerbEdit

kalle

  1. to call
  2. to give a name to
  3. to talk, to speak, to chat

ConjugationEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kalla

VerbEdit

kalle (imperative kall, present tense kaller, passive kalles, simple past kalte, past participle kalt, present participle kallende)

  1. to call, name (give a name to)
  2. to call, shout
  3. to call somebody / something (e.g. a dog)

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ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

kalle

  1. parallel form to kalla

Derived termsEdit


SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kalle

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of kall.

West FlemishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Yiddish כּלה(kale, bride), from Hebrew כַּלָּה(kalá, bride), whence at any rate German Kalle and Dutch kalle, both “girl, lover, whore”.

NounEdit

kalle f

  1. despicable or disagreeable person, typically a woman
  2. stupid person

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