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EtymologyEdit

klyfta +‎ -ig, from the verb klyva (to cleave), also in the sense of distinction, ability to tell things apart; from Middle Low German klüftich, klüchtich; compare English skill and its relationship to Swedish skilja

AdjectiveEdit

klyftig (comparative klyftigare, superlative klyftigast)

  1. (archaic) clifty, full of clefts and cracks, like a cleft or crack (of a mountain)
  2. clever, bright, smart, intelligent

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of klyftig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular klyftig klyftigare klyftigast
Neuter singular klyftigt klyftigare klyftigast
Plural klyftiga klyftigare klyftigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 klyftige klyftigare klyftigaste
All klyftiga klyftigare klyftigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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