DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Initially in the spelling ranstig, borrowed from Middle French rance +‎ -ig, from Latin rancidus (rancid). The current spelling, attested since the late eighteenth century, may have been influenced from German ranzig, attested since the early eighteenth century, from Dutch ranstig, though this is disputed.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɑn.zəx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ran‧zig

AdjectiveEdit

ranzig (comparative ranziger, superlative ranzigst)

  1. rancid, disgusting
  2. (colloquial) dirty, unclean

InflectionEdit

Inflection of ranzig
uninflected ranzig
inflected ranzige
comparative ranziger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ranzig ranziger het ranzigst
het ranzigste
indefinite m./f. sing. ranzige ranzigere ranzigste
n. sing. ranzig ranziger ranzigste
plural ranzige ranzigere ranzigste
definite ranzige ranzigere ranzigste
partitive ranzigs ranzigers

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010) Etymologiebank[1], Meertens Institute

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ranzig (comparative ranziger, superlative am ranzigsten)

  1. rancid

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