älta

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See also: alta, Alta, Alta., altă, and Alt-A

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok, the noun definition is attested since 1635, originally meaning "something ". The verb comes from the Old Swedish älta "to drive, to hunt; to stir, to knead", from Old Norse elta ‎(to drive, hunt, knead), from Proto-Germanic *alatjaną ‎(to drive, move), related to Ancient Greek elaa ‎(elaa, to drive).

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älta c

  1. (archaic colloquialism) General term for several child diseases, especially the rickets.

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Verb[edit]

älta

  1. to repeatedly ponder over or discuss an issue without reaching a constructive solution; to brood, to harp
    Hon ältade alltid gamla misstag när hon var deprimerad.
    She always brooded old mistakes when she was depressed.
  2. to vigorously stir or knead something
    Du måste älta murbruket tills det får en jämn konsistens.
    You have to work the mortar until it has an even consistency.

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