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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

According to ODS the adjective is a loanword from Old Norse lágr (whence Danish lav) [1], or (Verification for this etymology is sought): from Old English lāh

Adjective

low (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
low

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. In a position comparatively close to the ground.
  2. Small in height.
  3. Depressed, sad.
  4. In an amount nearest to zero, such as low prices.
  5. Despicable thing to do.
    Now that was low even for you!
Synonyms
Antonyms
  • (in a position comparatively close to the ground): high
Translations
Related terms

Noun

Singular
low

Plural
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low ({{{1}}})
  1. Something that is low.
  2. A depressed mood or situation.
    He is in a low right now

Etymology 2

Old English hlōwan. Compare Dutch loeien.

Verb

Infinitive
to low

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to low (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To moo.
    The cattle were lowing.
Translations

See moo

Etymology 3

From Icelandic log/logi[2] or from Old Norse logi[3]. Cognates include Danish lue and German Lohe.

Noun

Singular
low

Plural
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low ({{{1}}})
  1. (countable) A flame, fire.
Translations

See flame

Anagrams

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Etymology in ODS: "oldn. lágr, eng. low (laant fra nord.)
  2. ^ Etymology in Webster's Dictionary
  3. ^ Etymology in ODS: "eng. (vist laant fra nord.) low(e)"

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