grund

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡron/, [ɡ̊ʁɔnˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse grunnr (shallow).

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Adjective[edit]

grund (neuter grundt, definite and plural grunde)

  1. shallow

Etymology 2[edit]

A convergence of two Old Norse words, grund (a plain) and grunn (a shallow).

Noun[edit]

grund c (singular definite grunden, plural indefinite grunde)

  1. reason (a cause)
  2. motive (incentive to act; a reason)
  3. argument (a reason)
  4. cause
  5. ground
  6. soil
  7. shoal
  8. site, plot
  9. foundation
  10. basis
  11. priming
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Etymology 3[edit]

See grunde (to ground, establish, ponder).

Verb[edit]

grund

  1. Imperative of grunde.

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

grund f

  1. ground
    Ég er kominn aftur á íslenska grund.
    I've returned to Icelandic ground.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *grunduz

Noun[edit]

grund m (nominative plural grundas)

  1. ground, foundation, abyss, hell, plain, country land, earth
    Ǽlc sǽ ðeáh heó deóp sý hæfþ grund on ðære eorþan. — every sea, tho it be deep, hath its bottom in the earth

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Old Norse grunn (shallow, shoal). Possibly derived from Old Norse gróa (to grow).

Noun[edit]

grund f (genitive grundar, plural grundir)

  1. green field, grassy plain

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *grunduz.

Noun[edit]

grund m

  1. ground, foundation, abyss, plain, earth

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Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grund (plural grunds)

  1. (South Scots) ground

Synonyms[edit]

  • groond (other Scots dialects)

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grund

  1. shallow

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Noun[edit]

grund c

  1. ground, land
    Huset är byggt på ofri grund
    The house is built on non-freehold property
  2. the foundation of a building; the part of the outer walls of a house which extends below the level of the floor, and down to the ground.
  3. a fundament, a foundation, a basis, fundamentals; what other constructions (physical or metaphorical) rely on
  4. cause; reason
  5. a shallow in water

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grund n

  1. An area of shallow water in a large body of water, which causes a potential danger to boats or ships.

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