nypon

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Older forms: njupon, hjupon; from Proto-Germanic *heupą, *heupōn.[1] Compare Danish hyben, Norwegian nype and English hip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nypon n

  1. rose hip (the fruit of a rose)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Swedish train ticket collectors enter the waggon calling out for nypåstigna (new passengers), which is sometimes jokingly misheard for Nyponstigen (hip path, supposedly a street name).

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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