bedåra

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See also: bèdara

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Low German bedoren, bedören. Equivalent to be- +‎ dåra. Related to dåre (fool). Cognate with Danish bedåre, Norwegian Bokmål bedåre and German betören.

Verb[edit]

bedåra (present bedårar, preterite bedårade, supine bedårat, imperative bedåra)

  1. to charm, to enchant
    • 1938, Karl Gerhard, song title
      Jag är ett bedårande barn av min tid
      I am a charming child of my times

Usage notes[edit]

  • The prefix can be dropped for the more dated synonym.
  • Most used in the present participle bedårande.

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