Older blomster, from Old Norse blómstr m, in which -r belongs to the root, cf. also Swedish blomster. Possibly from Proto-Germanic *blōstmô, cognate with English blossom, Dutch bloesem. Related to the older "flower" word in Danish, blomme.
In Danish -r was taken for a plural ending and omitted in the singular, but it is still retained in compounds (which a plural r never is) and in the derived verb blomstre.
- Norwegian Bokmål: blomst
- blomster (obsolete)
From Danish blomst (“flower”), from the older blomster (“flower”) (not to be confused with the modern indefinite plural form), from Old Norse blómstr (“flower”), from Proto-Germanic *blōmô (“flower”), from *blōaną (“to bloom, flower”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (“to bloom, flower”). Cognate with Dutch bloesem, bloem, German Blume and English blossom.
- a flower, blossom
- En plante er ofte bygget opp av en rot, stengel, blad og blomst.
- A plant is often composed of a root, stalk, leaf and flower.
- Det var en perfekt dag for å plukke blomster.
- It was a perfect day to pick flowers.
- Trærne står i full blomst.
- The trees are in full blossom.
- De er selve blomsten av fotballaget.
- They are the very flower of the football team.
- Den skjønneste jordens blomst er smilet. (Henrik Wergeland)
- The most beautiful flower on Earth is a smile.
- “blomst” in The Ordnett Dictionary
- “blomst” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “blossom”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.