elg

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse elgr (moose).

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elg c (singular definite elgen, plural indefinite elge)

  1. elk, moose (Alces alces)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse elgr, from Proto-Germanic *elh-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁el- (red, brown).

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Noun[edit]

elg m (definite singular elgen, indefinite plural elger, definite plural elgene)

  1. elk (moose - Alces alces)
    En død elg ble sannsynligvis drept av ulv torsdag! (sentence error in an article by Aftenposten)
    A dead elk was probably killed by wolves on Thursday!

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse elgr, from Proto-Germanic *elh-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁el- (red, brown). Akin to English elk.

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elg m (definite singular elgen, indefinite plural elgar, definite plural elgane)

  1. elk, moose (Alces alces)
    Ho spring som ein elg.
    She runs like an elk.
    • 1861, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, "Ferdaminni fraa Sumaren 1860":
      At skjota den staute Elg paa ein pynteleg Maate den Tid af Aaret der er Lov til, kann so vera, endaa dette ogso er armt og raatt; []
      To shoot the handsome elk in a proper way at the permitted time of the year, is one thing, even though this is also petty and cruel; []

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  • elg” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “elg” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish[edit]

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elg

  1. Obsolete spelling of älg