See also: stél

DanishEdit

 
Danish sense #2.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German stel, stelle, from or related to the Old Saxon verb stellian (to put, place).

NounEdit

stel

  1. chassis, skeleton, frame
    • 2017, Kirk Hamilton (Inge Arends), En lejemorders kugle, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      Han havde et par briller med messingstel siddende yderst ude på næsen, ...
      He had a pair of brass-frame glasses sitting at the tip of his nose, ...
    • 2018, Bent Jørgensen, Børnenes bog om skildpadder og akvariefisk, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      Det bedste akvarium er et såkaldt stel-akvarium. Det har et stel af rustfrit stål eller jern, bunden er også af metal, og på de fire sider er der med særligt kit indsat fire glasruder.
      The best aquarium is a so-called frame-aquarium. It has a frame of stainless steel or iron, the bottom is also of metal, and on the four sides, four glass panes are attached with a special kind of putty.
  2. a collection of crockery with a shared theme or colour scheme

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

NounEdit

stel n (plural stellen, diminutive stelletje n)

  1. couple, pair
  2. group, set, collection
  3. (informal) a couple (of), a few

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Papiamentu: stèl, stel

VerbEdit

stel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stellen
  2. imperative of stellen

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

stel

  1. present tense of stela and stele
  2. imperative of stela and stele

Old NorseEdit

VerbEdit

stel

  1. inflection of stela:
    1. first-person singular present indicative active
    2. second-person singular imperative active

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish stirder, styrdher, from Old Norse stirðr, from Proto-Germanic *sterþjaz,, from Proto-Indo-European *ster (strong, steady).[1]

The sound change of Old Norse /rð/ to /l/ is originally dialectal, but in this word has entered the standard language. Compare hin håle and utböling (from ON. *hinn hai and *útbying respectively)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stel (comparative stelare, superlative stelast)

  1. stiff, unbending, inflexible
  2. (slang) very strict and formal (to a fault)
  3. (slang) awkward
    Det vart så stelt när han blev totaldissad på dansgolvet.
    It was so awkward when he got super dissed on the dance floor.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of stel
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular stel stelare stelast
Neuter singular stelt stelare stelast
Plural stela stelare stelast
Masculine plural3 stele stelare stelast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 stele stelare stelaste
All stela stelare stelaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 1022-27

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VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stel (nominative plural stels)

  1. star (astronomy)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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