karl

karl

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of karl in English

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

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse karl (man), from Proto-Norse ᚲᚨᚱᛁᛚᚨᛉ (karilaʀ), from Proto-Germanic *karilaz, cognate with English churl, German Kerl, Dutch kerel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaːˀl/, [ˈkʰæˀl]

Noun

karl c (singular definite karlen, plural indefinite karle)

  1. farmhand (a man working at a farm)
  2. groom, ostler (a man looking after horses)
  3. (informal) bloke, chap, guy

Declension

Icelandic

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kʰartl/, [kʰärt͡ɬ]
  • IPA(key): /kʰatl/, [kʰät͡ɬ]
  • Rhymes: -artl
  • Rhymes: -atl

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse karl.

Noun

karl m

  1. Alternative spelling of kall

References

  • “karl” in Ivar Aasen (1873) Norsk Ordbog med dansk Forklaring

Old Norse

Alternative forms

  • kall

Etymology

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

Noun

karl m

  1. a man

Declension

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Icelandic: karl
  • Faroese: kallur
  • Norwegian: kall, kar
    • Danish: kar
      • Norwegian Bokmål: kar
  • Jamtish: kall, karr (< *karaz)
  • Elfdalian: kall
  • Old Swedish: karilʀ
    • Swedish: karl
  • Danish: karl, kal
    • Norwegian Bokmål: kall
  • 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: 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 (karilaʀ), from Proto-Germanic *karilaz.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

karl c

  1. man (male human)
    Synonym: man
  2. husband
    Synonyms: man, make
  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

Derived terms

  • karl för sin hatt
  • karlakarl
  • karlgöra
  • karlslok
  • karltokig
  • karltycke

See also

  • manlig (manly)

References

  • karl in Svensk ordbok (SO)
  • karl in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • karl in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

Anagrams

  • klar

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