lått

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hlátr, derived from hlæja (to laugh), from Proto-Germanic *hlahtraz (whence Old English hleahtor and English laughter). Compare latter.

Noun[edit]

lått (singular definite låtten)

  1. laugh, laughter
    Publikum brølte av lått.
    The audience roared with laughter.

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The word is rarely used in Bokmål, the synonyme (and cognate) latter is much more common.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hlátr, derived from hlæja (to laugh), from Proto-Germanic *hlahtraz (whence Old English hleahtor and English laughter). Compare latter.

Noun[edit]

lått m (definite singular låtten, indefinite plural låttar, definite plural låttane)

  1. laugh, laughter
    Publikum brølte av lått.
    The audience roared with laughter.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse lát (sound, behaviour), influenced by modern Norwegian slått (haymaking).

Noun[edit]

lått m (definite singular låtten, indefinite plural låttar, definite plural låttane)

  1. a music piece, a song
    Eg er på veg til studiotet for å spele inn ein lått.
    I'm heading to the studio to record a song.
    Kor mange Beatles-låttar har du høyrt?
    How many Beatles-songs have you heard?
  2. haymaking
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