høl

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See also: hol and höl

Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hyl (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

Partly via Old Danish hyl, from Old Norse hylr, and partly as a contraction of two related words: the equivalent of Norwegian høl and a dialect variant of hul, "depression, cavern".

Noun[edit]

høl (singular definite hølen; plural indefinite høller/høl(l)e; plural definite høllene)

  1. a depression in a river or stream or a cavern
    Dybt i Jordens hølle og huler.
    Deep into the caves and caverns of the world.
  2. a deep location in streams and waters
    Han skyller sine hårede ben i høller.
    He washes his hairy legs in streams.

Verb[edit]

høl

  1. optional and humorous past tense form of hyle.

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hylr

Noun[edit]

høl m (definite singular hølen, indefinite plural høler, definite plural hølene)

  1. a depression or hole in the bottom of a river or a stream, a cavern

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • høl” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “hoel” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hylr

Noun[edit]

høl m (definite singular hølen, indefinite plural hølar, definite plural hølane)

  1. a depression or hole in the bottom of a river or a stream, a cavern
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “hoel” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Etymology 2[edit]

East Norwegian dialect variant of hull/hol, "a hole".

Noun[edit]

høl n

  1. replacing hull/hol in certain humorous and slang idioms, as the word is pronounced thus in these cases.
    Dette er jo helt høl i huet!
    This is completely crazy!
    Dette stedet er et forbanna høl!
    This place is a damn dump!
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

The word is primarily used in speaking context and is not part of the official orthography in either Bokmål or Nynorsk.

References[edit]

  • høl” in The Ordnett Dictionary