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See also: falla, Falla, fallá, fállá, fålla, and fælla


Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse fella, from Proto-Germanic *fallǭ.


  • (file)


fälla c

  1. trap
    Vi gick i fällanWe fell for the trap
Declension of fälla 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fälla fällan fällor fällorna
Genitive fällas fällans fällors fällornas
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish fælla, from Old Norse fella, from Proto-Germanic *fallijaną.


fälla (present fäller, preterite fällde, supine fällt, imperative fäll)

  1. to fell, to drop, to bring down; to make something fall
    fälla ett trädfell a tree
    fälla en björnbring down a bear
    fälla bomberdrop bombs
  2. to fell; to make someone trip
    Hon sträckte ut benet och fällde honom
    She extended her leg and tripped him
  3. to proclaim somebody guilty of what he or she has been accused for (in a courtroom)
    Hon fälldes på fyra punkter
    She was convicted on four counts
  4. to drop (a comment, statement, etc.)
    Han fällde en olycklig kommentar
    He dropped an unfortunate comment
  5. to be the deciding factor (in)
    Orken fällde avgörandet i matchen
    Their good stamina was what decided the outcome of the game
  6. (of textiles) to bleed (lose color)
    Tröjan fällde i tvätten
    The dye of the shirt bled in the washing machine
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