bygd

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish bygd, Old Norse byggð, a derivation from Old Norse byggva, byggja (to build, dwell) (cf. Danish bygge). In modern Danish, the noun has been reintroduced from Norwegian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bygd

  1. small, remote collection of houses, especially on Greenland or the Faroe Islands; a settlement

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Faroese[edit]

Bøur er gomul bygd, nevnd í Hundabrævinum frá um 1350 - Bøur is an old village, named in the "Dog Letter" of c. 1350.

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse byggð, from Proto-Germanic *biwwiþō.

Noun[edit]

bygd f (genitive singular bygdar, plural bygdir)

  1. village, hamlet
Usage notes[edit]

There's no distinction between a village and a hamlet in Faroese.

Declension[edit]
Declension of bygd
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative bygd bygdin bygdir bygdirnar
accusative bygd bygdina bygdir bygdirnar
dative bygd bygdini bygdum bygdunum
genitive bygdar bygdarinnar bygda bygdanna
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

bygd

  1. feminine nominative singular past participle of byggja
  2. neuter nominative plural past participle of byggja
  3. neuter accusative plural past participle of byggja

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse byggð, from Proto-Germanic *biwwiþō.

Noun[edit]

bygd f or m (definite singular bygda or bygden, indefinite plural bygder, definite plural bygdene)

  1. country district or settlement (which forms a topographical and usually administrative unit (parish, township))
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bygd

  1. past participle of bygge

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse byggð, from Proto-Germanic *biwwiþō.

Noun[edit]

bygd f (definite singular bygda, indefinite plural bygder, definite plural bygdene)

  1. country district or settlement (as above)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

bygd

  1. masculine, feminine and neuter past participle of byggja, byggje, bygga and bygge
  2. masculine and feminine past participle of byggja, byggje, bygga and bygge
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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish byghþ, from Old Norse byggð, from Proto-Germanic *biwwiþō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bygd c

  1. a village
  2. a region, a country district (tied together by common traditions)

Declension[edit]

Declension of bygd 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bygd bygden bygder bygderna
Genitive bygds bygdens bygders bygdernas

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