karl

karl

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English Online Dictionary. What means karl‎? What does karl mean?

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse karl, from Proto-Norse ᚲᚨᚱᛁᛚᚨᛉ (karilaz), from Proto-Germanic *karilaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaːl/, [kʰæːˀl]

Noun

karl c (singular definite karlen, plural indefinite karle)

  1. farmhand
  2. groom, ostler
  3. bloke, chap, guy

Inflection


Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse karl, from Proto-Norse ᚲᚨᚱᛁᛚᚨᛉ (karilaz), from Proto-Germanic *karilaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kʰard̥l] (), IPA(key): [kʰad̥l] ()
  • Rhymes: -artl

Noun

karl m (genitive singular karls, nominative plural karlar)

  1. man (male human)
  2. husband
  3. male of a species
  4. (video games) a character (in a video game, or in a RPG)
  5. (chess) a chess piece, a chessman

Declension

Synonyms

  • (man): karlmaður m, maður m
  • (husband): eiginmaður m, maður m
  • (male of a species): karldýr n
  • (a character): persóna f, tölvuleikapersóna f
  • (chess piece): taflmaður m, maður m

Derived terms


Old Norse

Alternative forms

  • kall

Etymology

From Proto-Norse ᚲᚨᚱᛁᛚᚨᛉ (karilaz), from Proto-Germanic *karilaz. Compare Old English ceorl, Old High German karal, karl.

Noun

karl m

  1. A man

Descendants

  • Icelandic: karl
  • Faroese: kallur
  • Norwegian: kall, kar (Bokmål), kar (Nynorsk)
  • Old Swedish: karilʀ
    • Swedish: karl
  • Elfdalian: kall
  • Danish: karl
  • Jamtish: kall, karr (< *karaz)
  • Westrobothnian: kjall, kjar (< *karaz)
  • Old Norse: Karl (given name)
    • Icelandic: Karl, Carl
    • Faroese: Karl
    • Norwegian: Karl, Carl
    • Old Swedish: Karl
      • Swedish: Karl, Carl
    • Old Danish: Karl
      • Danish: Karl, Carl
        • Greenlandic: Karl, Kaarali, Kaarale
    • Old Norse: Karli, Karle, Kalli (diminutive)
      • Icelandic: Karli
      • Norwegian: Karly, Karle, Kalle, Calle
      • Old Swedish: Karle, Kalle
        • Swedish: Karli, Karle, Carli, Carlie, Karly, Kalle, Calle
          • Estonian: Kalle
      • Old Danish: Karli
        • Danish: Karli, Karly, Kalle, Calle
          • Greenlandic: Kaali
      • Finnish: Karli, Karle, Kaarle, Kalle, Kale, Kali, Kalla, Kallu
        • Estonian: Kalle
        • Swedish: Kaarle
      • → Sami: Gállá, Kálle
    • English: Karl, Carl
      • Cebuano: Karl, Carl
    • Finnish: Karl
    • → Sami: Kárral
  • Middle English: carl
    • Scots: carl, cairl, karl
    • English: carl

References

  • karl in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish karilʀ, from Old Norse karl, from Proto-Norse ᚲᚨᚱᛁᛚᚨᛉ (karilaz), from Proto-Germanic *karilaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɑːr/
  • Homophones: kar

Noun

karl c

  1. man (male human)
  2. husband
  3. (male) member of a work force, employed to perform some particularly heavy or physically demanding job

Usage notes

Has connotations of being manly, and is as such somewhat frowned upon by certain feminists; but it also may have connotations of being able to perform a certain task. Compare the formulaic expression karl för sin ... (with some attribute), which denotes someone who is up to par with his role, and is able to perform at least by some minimal standards on his own. Here the role is usually something associated with the given attribute, though karl för sin hatt is associated with a more generic male role.

Declension

See also

  • karl för sin hatt
  • karlakarl

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