lysten

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /løstən/, [ˈløsd̥ən]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived from lyst (desire, lust) or maybe a conversion of lystende, the present participle of lyste (to feel like, want, wish).

Adjective[edit]

lysten (neuter lystent, definite and plural lystne)

  1. lascivious, lustful
  2. voluptuous (suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation)
Synonyms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

A loosely related morpheme "-lysten" exists in compounds, and has the meaning "with great desire to do or achieve something", e.g. eventyrlysten (adventurous) and stridslysten (eager to fight).

Etymology 2[edit]

See lyst (desire, lust).

Noun[edit]

lysten c

  1. singular definite of lyst