See also: Smale and smalę

Middle EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

smale

  1. Alternative form of smal
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, ll. 9–10:
      • And smale foweles maken melodye,
        That slepen al the nyght with open ye.
        And small birds make melody,
        That sleep all the night with open eye.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse smali. Compare German Schmalkalb.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

smale m

  1. (dialectal) sheep

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

smale

  1. inflection of smal:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse smali.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

smale m (definite singular smalen, indefinite plural smalar, definite plural smalane)

  1. sheep
  2. collective term for sheep and goats
    Eg skal ut og leita etter smalen.
    I'm going out to look for my [herd of] sheep.
Usage notesEdit

Most often used in the singular to refer to sheep collectively.

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

smale

  1. inflection of smal:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

smale

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of smal.

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