tunna

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunna f (genitive singular tunnu, plural tunnur)

  1. ton
  2. (archaic, cubic measure) 8 skeppur
  3. (nautical) crow's nest

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Declension[edit]

f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tunna tunnan tunnur tunnurnar
Accusative tunnu tunnuna tunnur tunnurnar
Dative tunnu tunnuni tunnum tunnunum
Genitive tunnu tunnunnar tunna tunnanna

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunna f

  1. singular definite of tunne

Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

tunna (present tense tunnar, past tense tunna, past participle tunna, passive infinitve tunnast, present participle tunnande, imperative tunna/tunn)

  1. to swing (around something), rotate
  2. to fuss, fidget
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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From tunn

Adjective[edit]

tunna

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of tunn

Verb[edit]

tunna

  1. to make or become thin or sparse, to disperse, to fade (used with prepositions av, ur, ut).
    Månen föll och stjärnorna tunnade av.
    The moon fell and the stars dispersed.
    åtminstone hade hans ansikte spår av en gammal våldsam solbränna, som för länge sedan hade tunnats ut till gult
    at least his face bore traces of an old grim tan, which long ago had faded to yellow
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish tunna, cognate with Old Saxon tunna, Old English tunne, Medieval Latin tunna, tonna.

Noun[edit]

tunna c

  1. a barrel (round vessel made from staves bound with a hoop)
  2. a barrel, an historic measure of dry volume, four-bushel measure
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