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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse deyja, "to die" (compare English die), from Proto-Germanic *dawjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew-. Cognate with Norwegian Bokmål , Swedish , Icelandic deyja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

(imperative , present dør, past døde, past participle død or døet, present participle døende)

  1. die

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse deyja, "to die" (compare English die), from Proto-Germanic *dawjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew-. Cognate with Danish , Swedish , Icelandic deyja.

Verb[edit]

(present tense dør; past tense dødde; past participle dødd)

  1. die
    (intransitive) Oldemoren min døde i går.
    My great-grandmother died yesterday
  2. cease to exist
    (intransitive) Arten døde ut for hundrevis av år siden.
    The species died out hundreds of years ago.

Synonyms[edit]

to die
cease to exist

Derived terms[edit]

  • død
  • døende
  • dødelig
  • dødning
  • dødsens
  • på sin post = die on duty (literally: "die on one's post)
  • holde på å av latter = nearly die laughing (literally: "nearly die of laughter")
  • (literary) ikke la noen i synden = not let someone get away with it (literally: "not let anyone die in sin")

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. alternative and optional form of døy, not allowed in official texts, but may be used by students.