stille

See also: Stille

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /stelə/, [ˈsd̥elə]

Etymology 1Edit

Related to stille (to put, stand), from or influenced by Middle Low German stille.

AdjectiveEdit

stille (indeclinable)

  1. still
  2. quiet
  3. calm
  4. silent
  5. (adverbial) still, quietly, silently
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

A substantivized form of the adjective. Compare German Stille (stillness).

NounEdit

stille n

  1. calm (period without wind)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse stilla. In the senses satisfy, quench, allay from the adjective stille (still, calm).

VerbEdit

stille (imperative stil, infinitive at stille, present tense stiller, past tense stillede, past participle er/har stillet)

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

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stille m, f (plural stillen)

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

AdjectiveEdit

stille

  1. Inflected form of stil

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

stille

  1. First-person singular present of stillen.
  2. Imperative singular of stillen.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of stillen.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of stillen.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

stille f

  1. plural form of stilla

NorwegianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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AdjectiveEdit

stille

  1. silent
  2. still

VerbEdit

å stille (present tense stiller; past tense stilte; past participle stilt; present participle stillende; imperative still)

  1. to set

Etymology 2Edit

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VerbEdit

å stille (present tense stiller; past tense stillet; past participle stillet; present participle stillende; imperative still)

  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.


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *stillijaz, whence also Old High German stilli.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stille

  1. still

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 12:50