idé

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See also: ide, Ide, IDE, ide-, -ide, and idę

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French idée < Latin idea < Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa) < from Proto-Indo-European *weid- (to see).

Noun[edit]

idé f (genitive idé, nominative plural idéanna)

  1. idea

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
idé n-idé hidé t-idé
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French idée < Latin idea < Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa) < from Proto-Indo-European *weid- (to see).

Noun[edit]

idé m

  1. idea, theory
    Jeg fikk nettopp en kjempegod idé! (Bokmål)
    Eg fekk nett ein kjempegod idé! (Nynorsk)
    I just got a really good idea!
    Ideer som frihet og likhet var viktige årsaker til den franske revolusjon. (Bokmål)
    Idear som fridom og likskap var mellom dei viktige årsakene til den franske revolusjonen. (Nynorsk)
    Ideas such as liberty and equality were important reasons behind the French Revolution.
  2. an idea, motive
    Ideen bak stykket var å vise et samfunn i moralsk forfall. (Bokmål)
    Ideen bak stykket var å syna eit samfunn i moralsk forfall. (Nynorsk)
    The idea behind the play was to show a society in moral decay.

Inflection[edit]

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Usage notes[edit]

The pronunciation differs from ordinary Norwegian pronunciation rules, which dictates the stress to lie on the first syllable, but here the stress instead lies on the last syllable. The accent stems from the word's French origin, and the pronunciation is similar to idée.


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French idée < Latin idea < Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa) < from Proto-Indo-European *weid- (to see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

idé c

  1. idea, theory
  2. point; sense (usually in questions and negated phrases)
    Det är ingen idé att försöka ytterligare en gång.
    There's no point in trying yet another time.

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