See also: Stille and stillé

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German stille, from Proto-West Germanic *stillī.

AdjectiveEdit

stille (uninflected)

  1. still
  2. quiet
  3. calm
  4. silent
SynonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

stille

  1. still, quietly, silently

NounEdit

stille n

  1. calm (period without wind)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Merger Old Norse stilla (to calm), borrowed from Middle Low German stillen, from Proto-West Germanic *stillijan, and Middle Low German stellen (to place), from Proto-West Germanic *stalljan.

VerbEdit

stille (past tense stillede, past participle stillet)

  1. to put, place, stand
  2. to set (put; adjust)
  3. to muster, turn up
  4. to report (appear or present oneself)
  5. to supply, furnish
  6. to satisfy (to meet needs, to fulfill)
  7. to quench, slake
  8. to allay, alleviate

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

stille m or f (plural stillen)

  1. silent person, who rarely speaks
  2. undercover agent (male only)

AdjectiveEdit

stille

  1. Inflected form of stil

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

stille

  1. inflection of stillen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

stille

  1. inflection of still:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

stille f

  1. plural of stilla

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse stilla, from Proto-West Germanic *stillijan.

AdjectiveEdit

stille (indeclinable)

  1. silent
  2. still
  3. quiet
Derived termsEdit
Terms derived from stille (adjective)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse stilla.

VerbEdit

stille (imperative still, present tense stiller, passive stilles, simple past stilte, past participle stilt, present participle stillende)

  1. to set
  2. to ask (a question)
Derived termsEdit
Terms derived from stille (verb)

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse stilla

VerbEdit

stille (imperative still, present tense stiller, simple past stillet or stilte, past participle stillet or stilt, present participle stillende)

  1. (transitive, archaic, medicine) to calm; to still
    • du stillet bølgene (Psalms, 65:8)
      • you stilled the waves
    • han stillet det blødende såret
      • he stilled the bleeding wound
Usage notesEdit

The verb is used only in idiomatic contexts in this form, i.e. in Biblical language and in relation to making a bleeding stop, although in the latter context stanse would still be a preferred term.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the adjective still

NounEdit

stille f (definite singular stilla, indefinite plural stiller, definite plural stillene)

  1. quiet
    Eg likar stilla her på bygda.
    I like the quiet here in the countryside.

Etymology 2Edit

From Norwegian Bokmål stille, probably from Middle Low German.

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stille

  1. still (not moving)
    Han stod heilt stille.
    He stood totally still.
  2. quiet, silent.
    Han laga ikkje ein lyd. Han var heilt stille.
    He did not make a sound. He was totally quiet.
  3. definite of still
  4. plural of still

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

stille (present tense stiller, past tense stilte, past participle stilt, passive infinitive stillast, present participle stillande, imperative still)

  1. Alternative form of stilla

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *stillī.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstil.le/, [ˈstiɫ.ɫe]

AdjectiveEdit

stille

  1. still

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: stille