ragg

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Same as Danish rag, Icelandic rogg, Norwegian ragg, Old English adjective raggig and English noun rag, all based on an Indoeuropean root ru ("to rip, tear"), Icelandic rýja (to rip the wool from sheep, to shear), Latin ruo (to rip, dig) and rutrum (a shovel). In older times, wool was not cut or shorn from sheep, but ripped or torn off.

Noun[edit]

ragg c

  1. coarse fur, bristles (hair of an animal, especially unordered, wild, rugged, shaggy hair)
    resa ragg (also: resa borst, ragga till)
    to bristle

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References[edit]

  • ragg in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)