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stille

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Dutch

Adjective

conjugation of stil 'silent, quiet'

Noun

Stille m. or f. (plural stillen, diminutive stilletje)

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

Italian

Noun

stille f.

  1. Plural form of stilla.

Norwegian

Etymology 1

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Adjective

stille (masculine stille; feminine stille; neuter stille; plural stille; comparative stillere; superlative stillest)

  1. silent
  2. still

Verb

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

  1. to set

Etymology 2

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Verb

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

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 notes

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 English

Etymology

West Germanic *still-, whence also Old High German stilli

Adjective

stille

  1. still

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