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See also: djævel


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From Old Norse djǫfull, ultimately from Latin diabolus, from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos).


djävel c

  1. (theology) a devil, a demon; a creature of hell.
  2. a devil; bad part of the conscience
  3. (offensive, vulgar) a son of a bitch, motherfucker, bitch, bastard
    Synonyms: fan, (euphemistic) jäkel
    Din jävel!You bastard!
  4. (colloquial, mildly vulgar) a demon (someone skilled)
    Synonym: (euphemistic) jäkel
    Han är en jävel på tennis!He's a demon at tennis (damn good at tennis)!

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Less common compared to jävel. Might look slightly quaint spelled with a d outside literary writing.


Declension of djävel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative djävel djäveln djävlar djävlarna
Genitive djävels djävelns djävlars djävlarnas

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