See also: Middel and middel-

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch middel.

NounEdit

middel (plural middele)

  1. means

NounEdit

middel (plural middels)

  1. remedy, cure
  2. middle, waist

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German middel, from Old Saxon middil, from Proto-Germanic *midlą. The noun is derived from the adjective.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /midəl/, [ˈmiðˀəl]

NounEdit

middel n (singular definite midlet or middelet, plural indefinite midler)

  1. means
  2. remedy

Usage notesEdit

Used in plural the meaning may be money, funds, means or measures; see midler.

InflectionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

middel (neuter middel, plural and definite singular attributive middel)

  1. medium, average

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch middel, from Old Dutch middil, from Proto-Germanic *midil-, *midlą, *midilą, *medalą (middle). Cognate with English middle and German Mittel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪdəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mid‧del

NounEdit

middel n (plural middelen, diminutive middeltje n)

  1. means
    Een pincet is het middel bij uitstek om een splinter te verwijderen.
    Tweezers are the appropriate means to remove a splinter.
  2. medicine, cure
    Aspirine is ondertussen een middeltje tegen alles.
    By now, aspirine is a cure for everything.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: middel
  • Negerhollands: midlen

NounEdit

middel n or m (plural middels, diminutive middeltje n)

  1. waist
    De jurk zit strak om haar middel.
    The dress fits nicely around her waist.

DescendantsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English middel, from Proto-Germanic *midilą, a form of *midlą.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmidəl/, /ˈmɛdəl/

NounEdit

middel (plural middeles)

  1. The middle or centre of something.
    • c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.)‎[1], published c. 1410, 4:6, page 118v, column 2; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
      ⁊ bifoꝛe þe ſeete as a ſee of glas liyk a criſtal ¶ and in þe myddil of þe ſeete ⁊ in þe cumpas of þe ſete .· foure beeſtis ful of iȝen bifoꝛe ⁊ bihynde
      And in front of the throne [there was] a sea of glass, like a crystal. And in the middle of the throne and all around it, [there were] four beasts covered in eyes on the front and back.
  2. The midst of something.
  3. The middle period or part of something.
  4. The intermediate, middle-ranking (member of a group).
  5. A half of something.

DescendantsEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

middel (plural and weak singular middle, comparative middelre, superlative middelest)

  1. In the middle; the middle.
  2. The intermediate, middle-ranking (of a group).
  3. Intermediate, middle-ranking.
  4. Half, halfway; in the midpoint of a group.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

PrepositionEdit

middel

  1. In the middle

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German middel

NounEdit

middel n (definite singular middelet or midlet, indefinite plural middel or midler, definite plural midla or midlene)

  1. a means (action or system by which a result is achieved)

Derived termsEdit

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German middel

NounEdit

middel n (definite singular middelet, indefinite plural middel, definite plural midla)

  1. a means (as above)

Derived termsEdit

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