bortåt

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bort +‎ åt, also written as separate words, attested as such (bort åt) in the 1541 Swedish Bible translation (Jeremiah 48:40)

Adverb[edit]

bortåt (not comparable)

  1. away

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bortåt

  1. along, towards
    • 1955, Povel Ramel, Följ mig bortåt vägen (lyrics to a song)
      följ mig bortåt vägen, så skiljs vi längre fram
      follow me along the road, we can split up further ahead
  2. nearly, almost
    Bortåt 6000 teleprintrar är dygnet runt i arbete.
    Nearly 6,000 teleprinters are in operation around the clock.

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