artell

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Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian арте́ль (artélʹ), cognate with English artel, used in Swedish since 1839.

Noun[edit]

artell n, c

  1. an artel, a cooperative, a team of workers, soldiers or prisoners in pre-communist Russia (or Finland) who share a common household
    Ofta anställer artellen en kokerska.
    Often the artel employs a [female] cook.
    Ersättning åt arbetare, som ej tillhöra artelen, betalas ur en bildad fond liksom räntor och amorteringar.
    Compensation for workers, who don't belong to the artel, is paid from an accumulated fund just like interests and mortgages.

Declension[edit]

Declension of artell 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative artell artellet artell artellen
Genitive artells artellets artells artellens
Declension of artell 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative artell artellen arteller artellerna
Genitive artells artellens artellers artellernas

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Usage notes[edit]

  • SAOB lists the word as neutral (singular definite artellet) with the plural either arteller or artell. Nordisk familjebok says "De egentliga artellen". Other texts seem to use artellen as singular definite, indicating the common gender.
  • Despite the common definition that limits the use to pre-communist Russia, some texts from the early 1930s also describe artels as a variant of collective farms.

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