fjäril

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish fiädhal, from Old Norse fiðrildi from the older term fífrildi, from Proto-Germanic *fifaldǭ *fīfildǭ ‎(butterfly), from Proto-Indo-European *pāpel-, *pe(i)pel- ‎(butterfly). The term fiðrildi came through the folk etymology that it was related to the Old Norse word fiðri ‎(feathers) (compare the more modern Old Norse fiðr), from which the Icelandic fiður ‎(feathers, down) came.

Cognate with the Old High German word fīvaltra (> Middle High German viveltre > provincial German feifalter); Old English fīffealde or fifealde; Icelandic fiðrildi; Norse fivreld or fibrelde and Latin pāpiliō.

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fjäril c

  1. a butterfly

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fjäril
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fjäril fjärilen fjärilar fjärilarna
Genitive fjärils fjärilens fjärilars fjärilarnas

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