bokhylle

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound word of bok, "book", and hylle, "shelf, ledge".

Noun[edit]

bokhylle m, f (definite singular bokhyllen or bokhylla, indefinite plural bokhyller, definite plural bokhyllene)

  1. bookcase, bookshelf (piece of furniture displaying books)
    Flere bokhyller trengtes for alle bøkene hun eide.
    Several bookcases were needed for all the books she owned.
    Bokhyllen er den stige som fører til at blive overmandens lige. (Henrik Wergeland)
    The bookcase is the ladder that leads to becoming your superior's match.

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Usage notes[edit]

Note that the words overmandens (modern: overmannens) and lige (modern: like) are obsolete spellings from Danish no longer in use. The same is also true for the infinitive form at blive (modern: å bli).

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound word of bok, "book", and hylle, "shelf, ledge".

Noun[edit]

bokhylle f (definite singular bokhylla, indefinite plural bokhyller, definite plural bokhyllene)

  1. bookcase, bookshelf (piece of furniture displaying books)
    Fleire bokhyller trengtest for alle bøkene ho åtte.
    Several bookcases were needed for all the books she owned.

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