hyggelig

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hyggelig (neuter hyggeligt, definite and plural hyggelige, comparative hyggeligere, superlative hyggeligste)

  1. Nice, friendly.
  2. Cozy, comfortable, snug.
  3. Awesome.
  4. Homely.

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Etymology[edit]

From hygge +‎ -lig

Adjective[edit]

hyggelig (neuter singular hyggelig, definite singular and plural hyggelige)

  1. nice
  2. cosy, comfortable
  3. hello, a greeting

Usage notes[edit]

Hyggelig's use as a greeting is synecdoche from its appearance in the Norwegian phrase "hyggelig å hilse deg ("nice to meet/see you"). As such, it most frequently appears following other words of greeting as in "Hei! Hyggelig!" or "Hallo, hyggelig".

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