øje

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse auga, from Proto-Germanic *augô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see).

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Noun[edit]

øje n (singular definite øjet, plural indefinite øjne)

  1. eye

Usage notes[edit]

  • blå øjne - blue eyes
  • åbne øjnene - open the eyes
  • se én i øjnene - to look someone in the eyes
  • tårer i øjnene - to get tears in the eyes
  • han fik et blåt øje - he got a black eye
  • have et godt øje til en - to like somebody but also! to be angry about somebody and keep him in the eyes
  • gøre store øjne - be surprised (make big eyes)
  • lave øjne til en - to flirt with somebody
  • lukke øjnene for noget - to ignore something (close the eyes for it)
  • falde i øjnene - to be apparently
  • samtale under fire øjne - to tell someone something in confidence (privately)

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