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See also: Oll, OLL, öll, oll-, and Oll.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Low German oll-, the inflected stem of old (old), from Middle Low German olt, from Old Saxon ald. Doublet of alt. Cognate with English old, which see for more.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔl/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

oll (comparative oller, superlative am ollsten)

  1. (informal) old, shabby (of things)
    Der olle Teppich hier müsste mal raus.
    This shabby carpet needs to be thrown out.
  2. (informal) old (used as a mild expletive, mostly before names)
    der olle Herr Schmidtold Mr Schmidt

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • oll in Duden online

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish, from Proto-Celtic *ɸolnos, from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁-, o-grade derivative of the root *pelh₁- (to fill).

AdjectiveEdit

oll (genitive singular masculine oill, genitive singular feminine oille, plural olla, comparative oille)

  1. great; huge, vast, immense

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • oll- (great, gross, prefix)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
oll n-oll holl not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *ɸolnos, from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁-, o-grade derivative of the root *pelh₁- (to fill). Cognates include Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many), Latin plūs (more), Sanskrit पुरु (purú, much, many, abundant), and Gothic 𐍆𐌹𐌻𐌿 (filu, much, very).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

oll

  1. great, vast

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
oll unchanged n-oll
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit