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Smal
See also: smàl and smäl

Danish

Etymology

From late Old Norse smalr ("little").

Pronunciation

Adjective

smal

  1. narrow, thin
  2. slim, slender

Inflection

Inflection of smal
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular smal smallere smallest2
Neuter singular smalt smallere smallest2
Plural smalle smallere smallest2
Definite attributive1 smalle smallere smalleste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch smal, from Old Dutch smal, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz. Cognate with English small, German schmal, Old Norse smalr, Gothic smals.

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Adjective

smal (comparative smaller, superlative smalst)

  1. narrow

Inflection

Derived terms

Anagrams


Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old English smæl, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz.

Pronunciation

Adjective

smal (plural and weak singular smale, comparative smalre, superlative smalest)

  1. Small, miniscule.
  2. Little, few, scarce.
  3. Ground finely, not coarse.
  4. Of no worth, unimportant.

Descendants

  • English: small
  • Scots: smal

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse smalr

Adjective

smal (neuter singular smalt, definite singular and plural smale, comparative smalere, indefinite superlative smalest, definite superlative smaleste)

  1. narrow (having a small width)
  2. slim (waist etc.)

Antonyms

Derived terms

Related terms

References

  • "smal" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse smalr

Adjective

smal (neuter singular smalt, definite singular and plural smale, comparative smalare, indefinite superlative smalast, definite superlative smalaste)

  1. narrow (having a small width)
  2. slim (waist etc.)

Derived terms

References

  • "smal" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *smalaz.

Adjective

smal

  1. small

Descendants

Further reading

  • "smal", in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *smalaz, whence also Old English smæl, Old Norse smalr.

Adjective

smal

  1. small

Descendants

  • German: schmal
  • Yiddish: (shmol)

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Dutch smal.

Adjective

smal

  1. narrow

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish smal, from Old Norse smalr, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz.

Pronunciation

Adjective

smal (comparative smalare, superlative smalast)

  1. thin, slim, narrow in size
    Antonym: bred
  2. skinny
    Antonyms: tjock, fet

Declension

Inflection of smal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular smal smalare smalast
Neuter singular smalt smalare smalast
Plural smala smalare smalast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 smale smalare smalaste
All smala smalare smalaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Derived terms

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