marginaal

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French marginal, from medieval Latin marginalis, itself from Latin margo 'edge' (from Proto-Indo-European *mereg- "edge, boundary") + -alis '-al'

AdjectiveEdit

marginaal (comparative marginaler, superlative marginaalst)

  1. (literally) marginal, in or at the margin or edge(s)
  2. (figuratively) at the edge; borderline; destitute
  3. (figuratively) socially outcast
  4. (figuratively) (almost) insignificant, of minor importance

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • marginaliseren

AdverbEdit

marginaal

  1. marginally, slightly

NounEdit

marginaal m (plural marginalen, diminutive marginaaltje n)

  1. A marginal person, an outcast
  2. A freak
Last modified on 27 January 2014, at 04:29