nyckel

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish nykil, lykil, from Old Norse lykill, from Proto-Germanic *lukilaz, from Proto-Germanic *lūkaną (close) + an instrumental suffix -il-. The n-sound has developed through dissimilation of l-l. Related to English lock, Swedish lock, lucka.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nyckel c

  1. key

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References[edit]

  1. ^ nyckel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)