svær

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse svǫrðr.

Noun[edit]

svær c (singular definite sværen, plural indefinite svær)

  1. rind
  2. crackling
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse svárr.

Adjective[edit]

svær (neuter svært, definite and plural svære, comparative sværere, superlative sværest)

  1. difficult, hard, stiff, tough
  2. heavy, massive, solid
  3. severe
  4. portly, stout

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from a side form to Old Norse svárr (hard, heavy), or from Middle Low German schwer.

Adjective[edit]

svær (masculine and feminine svær, neuter svært, definite singular and plural svære, comparative sværare, indefinite superlative sværast, definite superlative sværaste)

  1. big, massive; huge
    Dyret vart svært.
    The animal was massive.
  2. unusual
    Det var då svært so lang tid dette skulle ta.
    This took unusually long.

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