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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]


abort +‎ lov, first part from Latin abortus, perfect active participle of aborior (miscarry), formed from ab + orior (come into being). Second part from Danish lov (law), of Old Danish logh (law), from Old Norse lǫg (law), plural of lag (layer), from Proto-Germanic *lagą (situation, law), from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie).


  • IPA(key): /aˈbɔʈloːʋ/, /aˈbɔʁtloːʋ/
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  • Rhymes: -oːʋ
  • Hyphenation: ab‧ort‧lov


abortlov m (definite singular abortloven, indefinite plural abortlover, definite plural abortlovene)

  1. (law) an abortion law (law that contains provisions on abortion)
    • 1970, Informasjon:
      [forslag om] balansert abortlov fra Senterkvinnene
      [proposal for] balanced abortion law from the Center Women
    • 1994, Atle Næss, Østre linje, page 323:
      oppmyking av abortloven
      softening of the abortion law
    abortloven av 1978
    the abortion law of 1978
    en liberal abortlov
    a liberal abortion law