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See also: Mager, mäger, måger, and -mager

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Danish maghær, from Old Norse magr (thin, meager), from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

AdjectiveEdit

mager

  1. lean
  2. thin, spare, skinny, scrawny
  3. poor, meagre
InflectionEdit
Inflection of mager
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular mager 2
Neuter singular magert 2
Plural magre 2
Definite attributive1 magre
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.

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin magus.

NounEdit

mager c (singular definite mageren, plural indefinite magere)

  1. mage
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

mager c

  1. indefinite plural of mage

VerbEdit

mager

  1. present of mage

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch mager, from Old Dutch *magar, from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognate with German, Danish, and Swedish mager, etc., and with Latin macer, Italian magro and English meager through Indo-European.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaː.ɣər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ger
  • Rhymes: -aːɣər

AdjectiveEdit

mager (comparative magerder, superlative magerst)

  1. lean, (nearly) without fat
  2. meager, skinny, thin
  3. poor, pitiful, skim
    Zo'n mager loon betekent magere melk en mager vertier!
    Such meager wages mean skimmed milk and poor entertainment!
  4. infertile (said of soil); weak

InflectionEdit

Inflection of mager
uninflected mager
inflected magere
comparative magerder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial mager magerder het magerst
het magerste
indefinite m./f. sing. magere magerdere magerste
n. sing. mager magerder magerste
plural magere magerdere magerste
definite magere magerdere magerste
partitive magers magerders

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German magar, from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognate with Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish mager, etc., and with English meagre through Indo-European.

AdjectiveEdit

mager

  1. lean, without fat
  2. meager, skinny

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse magr (thin, meager), from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

AdjectiveEdit

mager (neuter singular magert, definite singular and plural magre)

  1. meager (US) or meagre (UK), lean
    magert kjøtt - lean meat
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mager m

  1. indefinite plural of mage

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse magr (thin, meager), from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mager (neuter singular magert, definite singular and plural magre)

  1. thin, emaciated, scrawny (having little fat on one's body)
  2. meagre (UK) or meager (US)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish magher, from Old Norse magr (thin, meager), from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mager

  1. lean, without fat
  2. meager, skinny

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of mager
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular mager magrare magrast
Neuter singular magert magrare magrast
Plural magra magrare magrast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 magre magrare magraste
All magra magrare magraste
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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