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 arbete on Swedish Wikipedia


From Old Swedish arbeide, arbeyd, arbede, arbeyte, arbeyt, arbete, ærbete, arbet, from Middle Low German arbet, arbeit, arvêd, arveid, from Old Saxon arvēd, arƀed, arvid, arvēdi, arƀēdi, from Proto-Germanic *arbaidiz. Compare Norwegian arbeid, Danish arbejde, Faroese arbeiði, German Arbeit, Dutch arbeid. Compare the doublet arvode, inherited from Old Swedish arvoþe, ærviþi, from Old Norse erfiði.


  • IPA(key): /ˈarˌbeːtɛ/, [ˈarːˌbeːtɛ̠]
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arbete n

  1. work, job (economic role for which a person is paid)
    Synonyms: jobb, (colloquial) kneg
  2. work; effort expended on a particular task
  3. (physics) work; measure of energy expended in moving an object


Declension of arbete 
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Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative arbete arbetet arbeten arbetena
Genitive arbetes arbetets arbetens arbetenas

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