arbeta

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish arbeida, arbeta, from Middle Low German arbeiden (to work), from Old Saxon arvēdian (to offer), from Proto-Germanic *arbaidijaną, from *arbaidiz (labour, work, toil, hardship, suffering), equivalent of arbete +‎ -a. Compare Norwegian arbeide, Norwegian Nynorsk arbeide, arbeida, Danish arbejde, Old High German arabeitjan, arabeiton, German arbeiten and Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐌱𐌰𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (arbaidjan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

arbeta (present arbetar, preterite arbetade, supine arbetat, imperative arbeta)

  1. to work, to be employed to do
  2. to work; to do a specific task
  3. to work; to shape or form some material
    Arbeta degen slät.
    Work the dough smooth.
  4. to work; to influence

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (be employed to do): jobba
  • (do a specific task): jobba

Derived terms[edit]