bokmål

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See also: bokmal, Bokmål, and bókmál

Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bokmål n (definite singular bokmålet) (uncountable)

  1. Bokmål (one of Norway's two official languages)

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Norwegian bokmål.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bokmål m (uncountable)

  1. Bokmål (Norwegian written language)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

bok (book) +‎ mål (language)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bokmål n (definite singular bokmålet) (uncountable)

  1. Bokmål (one of Norway's two official languages)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

bok (book) +‎ mål (language), equivalent to Old Norse bókamál, which meant Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bokmål n (definite singular bokmålet, indefinite plural bokmål, definite plural bokmåla)

  1. (uncountable) Bokmål (one of Norway's two official languages)
    Synonym: norskdansk
  2. written language; the language used in books
    Synonyms: skriftmål, skriftspråk
    • 1869, Ivar Aasen, Minningar fraa Maalstriden um Hausten 1858:
      Um den sokallade „falske Fyresetningi,“ at eit Folk skulde sjølv kunna velja seg eit Bokmaal, kunde der vera ymist aa segja.
      About the so-called “false precondition”, that a people is able to choose a written language, one could say various things.

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

bok +‎ mål, from the Danish bogmaal used in Norway since the 1850s to mean written standard language as opposed to dialects. Since 1929 this has been the official name for the written language, which was previously known as riksmål.

Noun[edit]

bokmål n

  1. Bokmål (language)

Declension[edit]

Declension of bokmål 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative bokmål bokmålet
Genitive bokmåls bokmålets