løgn

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lygi, from Proto-Germanic *luginō (“lie, falsehood”), from Proto-Indo-European *leugh- (“to tell lies, swear, bemoan”). Cognate with English lie, German Lüge.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /løɡn/, [lʌjˀn]

Noun[edit]

løgn c (singular definite løgnen, plural indefinite løgne)

  1. lie (untruth)

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

løgn f, m (definite singular løgna or løgnen, indefinite plural løgner, definite plural løgnene)

  1. a lie
    Han har fortalt deg en løgn.
    He has told you a lie.
    en hvit løgn - a white lie

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

løgn f (definite singular løgna, indefinite plural løgner, definite plural løgnene)

  1. a lie
    Han har fortalt deg ei løgn.
    He has told you a lie.

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