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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]


begynna (present tense begynner, past tense begynte, past participle begynt, present participle begynnande, imperative begynn)

  1. Alternative form of begynne



From Middle Low German beginnen, from Old Saxon biginnan, from Proto-Germanic *biginnaną. Compare Danish begynde, Norwegian Bokmål begynne, Norwegian Nynorsk begynne, begynna, Low German begünnen, North Frisian begin, Saterland Frisian beginne, West Frisian begjinne, Scots begin, English begin, Dutch beginnen, Afrikaans begin and German beginnen.


begynna (present begynner, preterite begynte, supine begynt, imperative begynn)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) begin

Usage notes[edit]

  • The whole word is archaic, so most examples are quite old. If the conjugation were to follow that of känna, the past tense would be begynde, but begynte is much more common. Past participle begynt is used for both neuter and common gender (året är begynt, striden är begynt), but begynd can also be found.



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