över

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See also: over, over-, över-, and øver

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon ovar, from Proto-Germanic *uber, from Proto-Indo-European *upéri < *upér, from *upo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

över

  1. over, above
  2. (postpositional) over (implying motion)
  3. remaining, left over
  4. (in compounds) excessively, more than
  5. passing by, going away

Preposition[edit]

över

  1. over
  2. about, concerning

Inflection[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse yfir, from Proto-Germanic *ubiri, from Proto-Indo-European *upéri < *upér, from *upo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

över (not comparable)

  1. above; more than
    Över femhundra kom
    More than five hundred came.

Preposition[edit]

över

  1. above
  2. over; across
    Det finns en bro över floden
    There is a bridge over the river.
  3. over; about clothes worn over something else
  4. past; beyond time
    Vad är klockan? — Den är fem över ett.
    What time is it? — It's five past one.

Usage notes[edit]

Normally a preposition, this över is used as a postposition in one expression: världen över = all over the world (cf. "the whole world over")

See also[edit]