See also: módig

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mod (courage) +‎ -ig, from Old Norse móðugr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /moːdi/, [ˈmoːði]

AdjectiveEdit

modig

  1. brave, courageous

InflectionEdit

Inflection of modig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular modig modigere modigst2
Neuter singular modigt modigere modigst2
Plural modige modigere modigst2
Definite attributive1 modige modigere modigste
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.

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse móðigr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /muː.di/, [ˈmuː.dɪ]

AdjectiveEdit

modig (neuter singular modig, definite singular and plural modige, comparative modigere, indefinite superlative modigst, definite superlative modigste)

  1. brave, courageous, bold

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse móðigr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /muː.di/, [ˈmuː.dɪ]

AdjectiveEdit

modig (neuter singular modig, definite singular and plural modige, comparative modigare, indefinite superlative modigast, definite superlative modigaste)

  1. brave, courageous, bold

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *mōdagaz (courageous), equivalent to mōd +‎ -iġ. Cognate with Middle Dutch moedich (Dutch moedig), Old High German -muoti (in compounds) (German mutig), Old Norse móðugr (Swedish modig), Gothic 𐌼𐍉𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃 (mōdags).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mōdiġ

  1. proud
  2. reckless
  3. (poetic) brave, courageous

Usage notesEdit

This word and its derivatives were especially favored in Late West Saxon, beginning around 950. For the dialectical distribution of the words for "proud" and "pride," see the usage notes for ofermēttu.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: modi, mody

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse móðugr.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

modig (comparative modigare, superlative modigast)

  1. brave, courageous

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of modig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular modig modigare modigast
Neuter singular modigt modigare modigast
Plural modiga modigare modigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 modige modigare modigaste
All modiga modigare modigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.