bastu

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A clipping of (probably) Old Swedish badstuwu, from earlier baþstova, equivalent to bad +‎ stuga. Compare inherited badstuga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bastu c

  1. a sauna

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouns ending with unstressed (short) -u are rare in Swedish and most of them are loanwords, and the plural form -r given by normative dictionaries feel unnatural to many speakers. For this reason, alternative plural forms may be found.

Declension[edit]

Declension of bastu 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bastu bastun bastur basturna
Genitive bastus bastuns basturs basturnas

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • bastu in Svensk ordbok (SO)
  • Gunlög Josefsson (2018), “Avokadosar och kepsar – ett epentetiskt s med olika funktioner [Avokadosar and kepsar – an epenthetic s with many functions]”, in Språk & stil[1], volume NF 28, Uppsala: Uppsala University, ISSN 1101-1165, pages 5-21

Westrobothnian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse baðstofa, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *baþą (bath) + *stubō (heated room).

Noun[edit]

bastu f

  1. A drying-house.
  2. A smokehouse.
  3. A fishing cabin.

References[edit]

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “BASTU”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 26