besk

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Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

besk

  1. Soft mutation of pesk.

Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

besk

  1. Soft mutation of pesk.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse beiskr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beːsk/, [b̥eːˀsɡ̊]

Adjective[edit]

besk (neuter beskt, plural and definite singular attributive beske, comparative beskere, superlative (predicative) beskest, superlative (attributive) beskeste)

  1. acrid (sharp and harsh, or bitter and not to the taste; pungent)
  2. bitter (having an acrid taste)
  3. tart

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish bēsker, from Old Norse beiskr. A North Germanic word, derived from the same root as in bitter and bite.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

besk (comparative beskare, superlative beskast)

  1. bitter (in taste)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of besk
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular besk beskare beskast
Neuter singular beskt beskare beskast
Plural beska beskare beskast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 beske beskare beskaste
All beska beskare beskaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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Noun[edit]

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besk c

  1. a type of spiced liquor flavoured with wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Declension[edit]

Declension of besk 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative besk besken beskar beskarna
Genitive besks beskens beskars beskarnas

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