knapp

ElfdalianEdit

NounEdit

knapp ?

  1. button
  2. knob

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German knap. Cognate with Dutch knap, whose sense “pretty” also occurs in old German attestations and is thought to be derived from “tight” via “tightly fitting” (of a piece of clothing). Further origin unsettled.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

knapp ‎(comparative knapper, superlative am knappsten)

  1. scarce
  2. lean (having little extra)
  3. somewhat less (than)
    ein knappes Jahr – “a little less than a year”
  4. (clothes) short or tight

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

knapp

  1. narrowly; just
    Wir sind knapp pünktlich.
    We’re just in time.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse knappr

NounEdit

knapp m ‎(definite singular knappen, indefinite plural knapper, definite plural knappene)

  1. a button

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse knappr

NounEdit

knapp m ‎(definite singular knappen, indefinite plural knappar, definite plural knappane)

  1. a button

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German.

AdjectiveEdit

knapp (comparative knappare, superlative knappast)

  1. scarce, not much of something
    tiden är knapp
    there's not much time
    växa upp under knappa omständigheter
    to grow up under conditions where nothing is abundant
  2. somewhat less than
    en knapp kilometer
    somewhat less than one kilometre
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of knapp
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular knapp knappare knappast
Neuter singular knappt knappare knappast
Plural knappa knappare knappast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 knappe knappare knappaste
All knappa knappare knappaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse knappr.

NounEdit

knapp c

  1. button
  2. knob, lever, switch (e.g. the button for an electrical on/off switch) - compare ratt
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of knapp
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative knapp knappen knappar knapparna
Genitive knapps knappens knappars knapparnas
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