eventyr

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German eventǖr(e), cognate with German Abenteuer (late Old Norse æfintýr and Swedish äventyr are also from Low German). The word is borrowed from Middle French a(d)venture (hence also English adventure), from Latin adventūra (things that will happen), a future participle of the verb adveniō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛːvəntyːˀr/, [ˈɛːʋn̩ˌtˢyˀɐ̯], [ˈɛwn̩ˌtˢyɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

eventyr n (singular definite eventyret, plural indefinite eventyr)

  1. adventure
  2. fairy tale, folktale
    • 2012, Johannes Møllehave, H.C. Andersens salt:
      I eventyrene overvindes modstandene, ensomheden, sårbarheden, følelsen af at være forfordelt, uden Gud og uden mennesker.
      In the fairy tales, the resistances, the loneliness, the vulnerability and the feeling of not having received one's due are conquered without God and without people.
    • 2010, Hans Ulrik Schwartzbach, Asta Og Frida, BoD – Books on Demand →ISBN, page 41
      ”Ved I det ikke? Dem der skriver eventyrene, de har gået på eventyrets vej, og der har de oplevet eventyrene, og så har de skrevet dem ned”, sagde damen.
      ”Do you not know? The ones who write the fairy tales, they have walked on the way of the fairy tale, and there they have experienced the fairy tales, and then they have written them down”, said the lady.
    • 2005, Gyldendals Psykologihåndbog, Gyldendal Uddannelse →ISBN, page 313
      Dermed afspejler eventyrets handling det jaloux barns oplevelse. Og det tager barnets angst alvorligt,...
      Thus, the events of the fairy tale reflect the experience of the jealous child. And it takes the child's angst seriously,...

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse æfintýr, from Middle Low German eventü̂r, from Middle French adventure (aventure).

Noun[edit]

eventyr n (definite singular eventyret, indefinite plural eventyr, definite plural eventyra or eventyrene)

  1. an adventure
    Er du klar til nye eventyr?
    Are you ready for new adventures?
  2. fairy tale (a folktale)
  3. something exceptionally great

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse æfintýr, from Middle Low German eventü̂r, from Middle French adventure (aventure).

Noun[edit]

eventyr n (definite singular eventyret, indefinite plural eventyr, definite plural eventyra)

  1. an adventure
  2. fairy tale (a folktale)
  3. something exceptionally great

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