fordi

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See also: for di and forði

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish for thy (at), Old Norse fyrir því (at), from fyrir (for) + því, dative singular of þat, which is extant in Danish as an independent conjunction, thi. Compare also English forthy (therefore) (obsolete).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

fordi

  1. because (subordinating conjunction introducing a subclause expressing the cause, less often a concession or a motive)
    Synonyms: da, efterdi, eftersom, idet, når, på grund af at, siden

Usage notes[edit]

  • In spoken language, the conjunction at is often added after the conjunction. This usage (which goes back to Old Danish and Old Norse) is proscribed.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fyrir því (at)

Conjunction[edit]

fordi

  1. because

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fyrir því at (for det at)

Conjunction[edit]

fordi

  1. because

References[edit]