- Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
Etymology: (term, sotil, lang=ang), (term, subtil, lang=ang), (term, soutil, lang=fro), later (term, subtil, lang=fro), (term, subtil, lang=fr), (term, subtilis, lang=la); probably, originally, "woven fine", and from (term, sub, , under) + (term, tela, , a web), from (term, texere, , to weave).
- The difference is , but you can hear it if you listen carefully.
- (rfd-redundant) (context, of a thing) cleverly contrived
- (rfd-redundant) (context, of a person) skillful
- (rfd-redundant) cunning
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