mysig

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1762. Derived from mysa ("to smile (slightly) with contentedness/comfort").[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mysig (comparative mysigare, superlative mysigast)

  1. cosy (affording comfort and warmth)
  2. pleasant, comfortable, agreeable
  3. (archaic) Descriptive of smiling from contentedness or comfort.
    • 1762, Olof Celsius the younger, Æneis, 27
      Dido .. / Som i en mysig famn straxt tager honom (dvs. gossen) opp..
      Dido [...] As in a cozy embrace soon picks him [the boy] up.
    • 1774, Olof Celsius the younger, Gustaf Vasa, 13
      Hon .. /.. med en mysig mun sit mästarverk besåg.
      She beheld her masterpiece with a contentedly smiling mouth.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Svenska Akademiens ordbok, column M1746