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Dille

Dille

See also: dille

Saterland Frisian

Noun

Dille f

  1. spout; nozzle
  2. pipe

dille

dille

See also: Dille

Dutch

Noun

dille f (uncountable)

  1. dill (herb)

Italian

Verb

dille

  1. Compound of imperative (tu person) of dire and le.
    • Dille che l'ami! - Tell her you love her!

Latvian

Noun

dille f

  1. (rare) nominative singular form of dilles

Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪlə/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlə

Etymology 1

From dilettant, from Italian dilettare (delight). Alternatively related to dialectal dalle (run, dangle, hang loosely).

Verb

dille

  1. fool around, monkey around
  2. act without purpose
    gå omkring og dille
    idle about
Inflection
Related terms
Derived terms
  • dille og dalle
Synonyms
  • (fool around): tøyse og tulle
  • (act without purpose): veve

Etymology 2

From delirium, also under the influence of etymology 1

Noun

dille c

  1. delirium
    Ha dilla / få dilla
    Have delirium / get delirium
  2. (figuratively) eagerness, mania
Usage notes

Usually only used in the definite singular form: dilla

Inflection
Compounds
figuratively
  • fotballdilla
  • bildilla
Derived terms
  • få dilla
  • få dilla på

References

  • “dille” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • dille” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Related to dialectal dalle (run, dangle, hang loosely).

Verb

dille

  1. run lightly
  2. tremble, shake
    dille i knea
    tremble the knees
  3. move (slightly), shake
    Lammet dillar med / på rova.
    The lamb shakes its tail / ass.

Inflection

Synonyms

  • (run lightly): dilte
  • (move (slightly)): lee

References

  • “dille” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.