uggla

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Modern Swedish ugla, from Old Swedish uggla, from Old Norse ugla (compare Danish ugle, Icelandic ugla), from Proto-Germanic *uwwalǭ (compare English owl, Dutch uil, German Eule), diminutive of *uwwǭ ‘eagle-owl’ (compare German Uhu), of imitative origin or a variant of *ūfaz, *ūfǭ (compare Swedish uv ‘horned owl’, Bavarian Auf), from Proto-Indo-European *up-. Feminine in Late Modern Swedish. Akin to English owl.

Noun[edit]

uggla c

  1. owl

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