varda

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See also: vardà, vārda, and vārdā

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse verða, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną. Cognate with Nynorsk verta (to become), German werden (to become), Dutch worden (to become) and obsolete English verb worth (to become)

Verb[edit]

varda

  1. (archaic) to become
    Och Gud sade: »Varde ljus»; och det vart ljus.
    And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)
    Vänden eder till mig, så varden I frälsta
    Look unto me, and be ye saved

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The two adverbs var (where) and vart (whereto, whither) are often mixed up, and confused with a spoken vart short form of varit, supine of vara. The sentence var har du varit? (where have you been?) might become "vart har du vart?" This leads some people to recommend against all use of vart, which they in turn mix up with the past tense of varda.
  • In many dialects, the past tense of varda often replaces the past tense of bli.
  • Not listed in the conjugation table are subjunctive varde, the obsolete plural forms vordo, varden, and the dialectal vurte or vurti.
  • The supine form is lacking, so the perfect and pluperfect tenses are formed using vara (instead of ha) as the auxiliary verb with the past participle.
Han är vorden mycket sjuk.
He has become very ill.