hyggelig

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

hyggelig

  1. nice
  2. cozy, 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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