fager

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fagr, from Proto-Germanic *fagraz, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- ‎(to fasten, place). Cognate with Norwegian and Swedish fager, Icelandic fagur, English fair.

Adjective[edit]

fager

  1. fair (of good appearance), pretty

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fagr, from Proto-Germanic *fagraz, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- ‎(to fasten, place).

Adjective[edit]

fager

  1. fair (of good appearance), pretty

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish fager, from Old Norse fagr, from Proto-Germanic *fagraz, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- ‎(to fasten, place).

Adjective[edit]

fager (comparative fagerare, superlative fagerast)

  1. (dated) fair (of good appearance), pretty

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fager
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fager fagrare fagrast
Neuter singular fagert fagrare fagrast
Plural fagra fagrare fagrast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fagre fagrare fagraste
All fagra fagrare fagraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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