öm

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /œm/

Adjective[edit]

öm

  1. sore, tender, sensitive
  2. tender, sensitive; gentle

Declension[edit]

Inflection of öm
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular öm ömmare ömmast
Neuter singular ömt ömmare ömmast
Plural ömma ömmare ömmast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ömme ömmare ömmaste
All ömma ömmare ömmaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse em, possibly a sideform of ef, with m from nema, older nefa.

Conjunction[edit]

öm

  1. if

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse um, from Proto-Germanic *umbi. Cognate with Elfdalian um.

Preposition[edit]

öm

  1. around
  2. in (when speaking of time) (after a period of time)
  3. in, in (with words for seasons or times of the day)
  4. about
  5. via, by way of

Adverb[edit]

öm

  1. Dummy word used for certain verb phrases.
    Ji main óm gjer’n snipp-räis dill stadom
    I mean to make a quick trip to the city.
    ja ha tänkt öm heim
    I mean to [travel] (as far as) home
    Han hadd tänkt öm ströyp-
    He was intending to strangle me
  2. past, over

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

öm m

  1. (personal pronoun): dative of hɑnn
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