øren

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

øren n pl

  1. indefinite plural of øre

Usage notes[edit]

  • The standard plural for the Danish noun øre (ear) is "ører". This word was previously believed to an archaic dualis form, but current scholars reject Danish nouns ever having had a dual form. This irregular plural is archaic but survives in the fixed expression "[tale] for døve øren", i.e. "[speaking] for deaf ears", meaning to speak in vain.

Noun[edit]

øren c

  1. definite singular of øre

References[edit]

  • Anders W. Berthelsen: "Sprogdoktoren: Brug øjne og øren", Fyens Stiftstidende, 26 February 2018.
  • øre” in Den Danske Ordbog

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

øren m, n

  1. definite masculine singular of øre (etymology 2)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

øren m, n

  1. definite masculine singular of øre