bredde

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A derivation from the adjective bred (wide) with the suffix -de.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [ˈbʁɛˀdə]

Noun[edit]

bredde c (singular definite bredden, plural indefinite bredder)

  1. breadth, width


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse breidd (compare Old English brad), from the adjective breiðr "wide" (compare bred/brei), sense 2 is from Latin latitudo.

Noun[edit]

bredde m (definite singular bredden, indefinite plural bredder, definite plural breddene)

  1. wide, breadth, width (compare bred/brei), across, depth
    Huset har en bredde på fire meter.
    The house is four metres wide/across. (literally: "the house has a width of four metres")
    Barna gikk fem i bredden.
    The children walked five abreast. (literally: "the children walked five in the width")
    Denne historien mangler bredde.
    This story is lacking depth.
  2. latitude
    Oslo ligger på 60 grader nordlig bredde.
    Oslo is at 60 degrees northern latitude.
Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with the noun bredd which has a similar inflection and means "brim" or "(river) bank".

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Verb[edit]

bredde

  1. simple past of bre

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

bredde

  1. past tense of breda.

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