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Example: tjern (a small lake) Note: Some of the information is nonsense

Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tjǫrn. Cognate with English tarn

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Noun[edit]

tjern n (Bokmål and Nynorsk)

  1. a small lake
    Det er et tjern i skogen (Bokmål)
    There is a small lake in the forest
    Det finst fisk i tjernet (Nynorsk)
    There is fish in the small lake

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Quotations[edit]

  • 1870, Didrik Ipsen, Brandt, page 85 (Dano-Norwegian)
    Brede tjern over Nordsjø gaa
  • 1920, Niels Kållet Fågt, Digte, page 37 (Riksmål)
    Var jeg blot et tjern i skogen
    If only I were a small lake in the forest
  • 1975, Hans Hansen, Roman, page 145 (Nynorsk)
    I skogen var det eit tjern
    There was a small lake in the forest

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