blyg

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with the Old Norse male given name Bljúgr.

Adjective[edit]

blyg (neuter singular blygt, definite singular and plural blyge, comparative blygere, indefinite superlative blygest, definite superlative blygeste)

  1. shy, timid

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish bliūgher, blȳgher.[1] Cognate with Danish bly, Norwegian blyg, Icelandic bljúgur, Old High German blūgo (from Proto-Germanic *bleuᵹa-, *blūᵹa-, shyly), Middle Low German blūc, bliuc and dialectal German blug, plug, blaug.[2] Probably ultimately related to blöt (wet), from Proto-Germanic *blautaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blyg

  1. shy, timid

Declension[edit]

Inflection of blyg
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular blyg blygare blygast
Neuter singular blygt blygare blygast
Plural blyga blygare blygast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 blyge blygare blygaste
All blyga blygare blygaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

References[edit]

  1. ^ blyg in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)
  2. ^ blyg in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.