dansk

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse danskr, = danir (Danes) +‎ -sk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dansk/, [ˈd̥anˀsɡ̊]
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Adjective[edit]

dansk (plural and definite singular attributive danske)

  1. Danish (of or pertaining to Denmark)

Noun[edit]

dansk n (definite (rare) dansken)

  1. the Danish language

Usage notes[edit]

  • Normally without the article. The definite form dansken is almost obsolete in modern Danish.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dansk c (singular definite dansken, plural indefinite danske)

  1. (primarily in the plural) Dane
    Synonym: dansker
  2. (archaic or with (often ironic) nationalist overtones) the Danish people
    • 1848, Povl Frederik Barfod, Under Dannebrog. Nogle fædrelandske Digte, page 25
      Tysken sidder i Slesvig kry, | vidt der går af hans væsen ry: | hærtugtrone han tømrer næt, | hærtug af ærmet ryster han let. | – Endnu er Dansken i Danmark dog herre.
      The German sits cocky in Schleswig, and his fame is spread widely: A duke's throne, he builds neatly, dukes he produces easily. Though, the Dane still rules in Denmark.
    • 1891, Vilhelm Christian Sigurd Topsøe, Fra Studiebogen, in: Samlede Fortællinger, vol. 2, p. 453:
      Man hørte hans taktfaste Skridt helt ned ad Gyden, og da han drejede om Hjørnet, kunde man høre, at det skete fløjtende: »Dansken har Sejer vundet, Hurra, hurra!«
      His rhythmical steps down the alley were heard, and as he turned the corner, it was possible to hear that they were accompanied by a whistling: "The Dane has won a victory, hurrah, hurrah!
    • 1899, Carl E. Simonsen Carl E. Simonsen, Grænsefolk, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      Tiden efter Krigen har været en moderne Renæssancetid: Dansken er bleven genfødt i Arbejdet for at dygtiggøre sig til daglig Gerning.
      The post-war time has been a modern renaissance period: The Dane has been reborn in the effort to qualify in his daily work.
    • 1925, Jacob Paludan, Fugle omkring Fyret, reprint Gyldendal 2016 (→ISBN)
      Men den inderste kærne[sic, meaning kerne] i dansken er følelsen for jorden.
      However, the inner core of the Dane is the feeling for the soil.
    • 2014, Christian Monggaard, Historien om Erik Ballings Olsenbanden, Informations Forlag (→ISBN)
      Danmark er et lille land, og hvem uden for Danmark ved egentlig, hvordan dansken er?
      Denmark is a little nation, and who outside of Denmark knows how the Dane really is?

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse danskr.

Noun[edit]

dansk m (definite singular dansken) (uncountable)

  1. Danish (the language of Denmark).

Adjective[edit]

dansk (neuter singular dansk, definite singular and plural danske)

  1. Danish (of or pertaining to Denmark).

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse danskr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dansk m (definite singular dansken) (uncountable)

  1. Danish (the language)

Adjective[edit]

dansk (neuter singular dansk, definite singular and plural danske)

  1. Danish (of or pertaining to Denmark)

Related terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse danskr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dansk (comparative danskare, superlative danskast)

  1. Danish; of or pertaining to Denmark

Declension[edit]

Inflection of dansk
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular dansk danskare danskast
Neuter singular danskt danskare danskast
Plural danska danskare danskast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 danske danskare danskaste
All danska danskare danskaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dansk c

  1. a Dane

Declension[edit]

Declension of dansk 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dansk dansken danskar danskarna
Genitive dansks danskens danskars danskarnas

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danskjävlar, Ernst-Hugo Järegård as Stig Helmer, Riget (1994-1997).