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dull

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Description

1. That knife is sharp, but this one is dull (blunt).
2. A dull (blunt) knife does not cut [bread/yams/other indigenous staple] well.

Not to be confused with 'dull' meaning 'boring' or 'dull-coloured'. Antonym of no. 140 'sharp'.

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ID Language Source Form Phonological Form Notes Cognate Class
80 Hittite alpanz etym. dub. View
82 Tocharian B mālle P View
88 Albanian NUK PREFET B View
143 Standard Albanian i, e pamprehur B, C View
4 Albanian Corinth I PAA ECURE C View
3 Albanian Gheg NUK PREFET B View
6 Albanian Tosk E-PAPREHUR B, C View
110 Ancient Greek ἀμβλύς amblýs G.sg. ἀμβλέος ; ἀμβλύς, ἀμβλεῖα ... P View
32 Greek στομωμένος ˌsto̞mo̞ˈme̞no̞s Lit. passive participle to στομώνω ... (W) View
32 Greek δεν κόβει ðen ˈko̞vi EXCLUDE. DKB has DEN-GOVI (K) View
129 Classical Armenian բութ butʰ bowtʰ V View
8 Armenian Eastern բութ butʰ doubtfully connected with IE *bheugh- ... V View
7 Armenian Western բութ pʰutʰ View
72 Tajik KYND M View
54 Persian KOND M View
1 Pashto PEC X View
138 Shughni gand, gund Y View
139 Sarikoli karto Z View
52 Ossetic k'uymyx kʲwɨmɨχ U View
124 Ossetic Iron k'ʷymyχ k'ʷymyχ U View
125 Ossetic Digor k'umuχ k'umuχ U View
105 Vedic Sanskrit nisthejas 'be finished'? (cf. Turner 1931 ... (Aa) View
105 Vedic Sanskrit kuṇṭha ‘blunt, dull’ (M) View
51 Nepali BHUTTE D View
106 Assamese bhota bhota D View
102 Oriya ɔnthɔḍa ɔnthɔɖa Ab View
10 Bengali BHOTA D View
111 Bihari bhot bhot ‘blunt’ D View
144 Magahi भोथर bʰot̪ʰər D View
35 Hindi MUTHRA L View
119 Urdu کُند kʊ̃d̪ M View
103 Sindhi munō ‘blunt’ L View
103 Sindhi lilho blunt' Ac View
43 Lahnda KHUNDA M View
53 Punjabi KHUNDA M View
33 Gujarati BUTTNU D View
50 Marathi kantālwānā kən'ʈaɭwaɳə M View
50 Marathi bothet D View
40 Kashmiri MONDU cf. /cognate/2554/ L View
65 Sinhalese MOTTA see /cognate/2507/ Ai View
100 Old Church Slavonic тѫпъ tɔ̃pʊ̆ G View
95 Serbo-Croatian tup tûːp G View
15 Bulgarian тъп tɤp G View
92 Macedonian тап tap G View
60 Russian тупой tu'pɔj G View
55 Polish tępy ˈtɛmpɘ̟ G View
16 Belarusian тупы tuˈpɨ G View
73 Ukrainian тупий tuˈpɪj G View
66 Slovak tupý ˈtupiː G View
18 Czech tupý ˈtupiː G View
48 Sorbian Upper tupy ˈtupɘ̟ G View
47 Sorbian Lower tupy ˈtupɘ̟ G View
97 Slovenian top tɔp G View
44 Latvian truls R View
44 Latvian neass N View
46 Lithuanian ATSIPES split from DKB, etym. dub ... View
46 Lithuanian NEASTRUS split from DKB N View
46 Lithuanian BUKAS split from DKB Q View
109 Old Norse sljór sljoːr AF slær sljór A View
36 Icelandic sljór stljouːr A View
36 Icelandic bitlaus ˈb̥ɪːtʰˌløɪːs element BIT related to BUT ... Ae View
23 Faroese BAKKI split from DKB, 'hill' < 'bent ... (Ag) View
23 Faroese óhvassur ɔuːˈkʰvasːʊɹ split from DKB I View
58 Norwegian Riksmal sløv ʃløːʋ A View
58 Norwegian Riksmal uhvass ˈʉʋasː I View
157 Old Swedish slior sljoːr A View
69 Swedish trubbig ˈtrɵ̀bːɪ(ɡ) from dialectal trubb 'short and ... Ad View
69 Swedish slö sløː A View
69 Swedish ovass ˈùːˌvasː I View
71 Swedish Vilhelmina SLOG A View
70 Swedish Uppland SLO split from DKB A View
70 Swedish Uppland OVASS split from DKB I View
145 Elfdalian trubbun Ad View
145 Elfdalian sliuog l̥ljʉəg A View
20 Danish sløv slø̞wˀ A View
158 Danish Fjolde stug sduɡ Ah View
158 Danish Fjolde stum sdum (G) View
161 Gutnish Lau slåiar ˈsloɪar A View
99 Old English āstynt G View
22 English dull dʌl F View
26 Frisian stomp stomp G View
21 Dutch bot bɔt Af View
21 Dutch stomp stɔmp G View
83 Afrikaans STOMP G View
87 Sranan STOMPOE split from DKB G View
87 Sranan TOMPOE split from DKB G View
87 Sranan DEDE split from DKB, same as ... View
126 Old High German slēo A View
27 German stumpf ʃtʊmp͜f G View
86 Pennsylvania Dutch SCHTUUMP G View
120 Luxembourgish stomp G View
121 German Switzerland schtumpf G View
107 Gothic dwa-l-s* ‘foolish, stupid, dull’ F View
107 Gothic bau-þ-s 'deaf, deaf-mute, dumb, dulled in ... View
107 Gothic dau-f-s* ‘insensitive, insensate, dull, numb, deaf ... View
112 Latin obtūsus obtuːsus EXCLUDED. (S) View
112 Latin hebes ˈhebes G.sg. hebetis; etym. dub ... Aj View
17 Catalan AMUSSADO split from DKB H View
17 Catalan rom rom split from DKB View
56 Portuguese embotado E View
56 Portuguese cego ˈsɛɡu View
68 Spanish romo 'romo View
68 Spanish embotado embo'taðo E View
61 Sardinian Cagliari SGURDU View
62 Sardinian Logudoro BULTEDDU CHI NON SEGA View
63 Sardinian Nuoro ISPUNTATU comp. Sp. ESPONTON 'a sort ... View
85 French Creole Dominica PA FILE J View
76 Walloon TOT R'DOHI View
25 French émoussé emuse More 'blunt' than 'dull'. H View
57 Provencal MOUTU, UDO H View
42 Ladin MUOT H View
146 Dolomite Ladino smoch View
146 Dolomite Ladino badanai View
146 Dolomite Ladino desmolà View
123 Romansh mut H View
122 Friulian asiât View
39 Italian ottuso ot'tuzo This refers to a dull ... S View
59 Romanian tocit prob. from Slavic (Buck 1949 ... (T) View
127 Old Irish máel mail P View
101 Middle Cornish dicreft ‘dull, stupid’, composed of DI ... View
101 Middle Cornish sogh sɔ:x View
101 Middle Cornish pyst View
172 Middle Breton dall? ˈdalː Listed as meaning in GIB ... F View
172 Middle Breton dilemm? ˈdilem Compound di- 'un-' and lemm ... View
172 Middle Breton kizet ? ˈkiːzet EXCLUDED. PPP of verb kizañ ... View
172 Middle Breton taltous ? ˈtaltus Also taltouzet, PPP of the ... View
172 Middle Breton togn, tougn? ˈtoːɲ, ˈtuːɲ Used to denote a flat ... (Ak) View
12 Breton dall ˈdalː F View
12 Breton KIZA split from DKB View
12 Breton TALTOUZA split from DKB (S) View
79 Welsh di-awch (DI= NEGATIVE PARTICLE), split from ... View
79 Welsh di-fin (DI= NEGATIVE PARTICLE), split from ... (O) View
38 Irish maol P View
38 Irish dúr (F) View
115 Scottish Gaelic maol i.e. blunt P View
5 [Legacy] Albanian T I, E PAPREHUR B, C View
29 [Legacy] Greek K ME AICHMERON lit. 'not-wounding' < AIXMEE 'spear, spit' < aik-, ik- 'spear, weapon', maybe ultimately cognate with /cognate/1852/ View
28 [Legacy] Greek D DIOLOU MUTERO split from DKB, cf. /cognate ... View
28 [Legacy] Greek D DEV KOBEI split from DKB K View
30 [Legacy] Greek Md STOMOMENOS W View
64 [Legacy] Serbocroatian TUP G View
113 [Legacy] Serbian tup tûːp G View
89 [Legacy] Bulgarian P TUP G View
49 [Legacy] Macedonian TAP G View
94 [Legacy] Russian P TUPOJ G View
93 [Legacy] Polish P TEPY G View
90 [Legacy] Byelorussian P TUPY G View
98 [Legacy] Ukrainian P TUPYJ G View
19 [Legacy] Czech E TUPE G View
96 [Legacy] Slovak P TUPY G View
91 [Legacy] Czech P TUPY G View
67 [Legacy] Slovenian SKRHAN View
45 [Legacy] Lithuanian O ATBUKES split from DKB Q View
45 [Legacy] Lithuanian O NE ASTRUS split from DKB N View
11 [Legacy] Brazilian EMBOTADOR E View
142 [Legacy] German Munich stumpf G View
84 [Legacy] French Creole C PA FILE J View
14 [Legacy] Breton St dall dal split from DKB. Also 'blind'. F View
14 [Legacy] Breton St togn 'tɔ̃ɲ split from DKB. Also 'flat ... (S) View
13 [Legacy] Breton Se DALL split from DKB F View
13 [Legacy] Breton Se TOUGN split from DKB (S) View
78 [Legacy] Welsh C DIFIN O View
37 [Legacy] Irish A MAOL P View