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

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Noun[edit]

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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