frøken

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German.

Noun[edit]

frøken c (singular definite frøkenen or frøknen, plural indefinite frøkener or frøkner)

  1. Miss, miss (an unmarried woman)

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vroiken, vrouken.

Noun[edit]

frøken m or f (definite singular frøkenen or frøkna, indefinite plural frøkner, definite plural frøknene)

  1. Miss, miss (an unmarried woman)
  2. a female teacher

Usage notes[edit]

Historically only used for unmarried daughters of the nobility, later also daughters of civil servants and the higher bourgeoisie (compare with jomfru which was generally used for daughters of the bourgeoisie in the early modern period), commonly adopted for all unmarried women in the 20th century. Rarely used in daily conversations since around 1970. Common English words like mister, miss etc. have become very archaic in ordinary Norwegian speech during the last decades of the 20th century.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vroiken, vrouken.

Noun[edit]

frøken f (definite singular frøkna, indefinite plural frøkner, definite plural frøknene)

  1. Miss, miss (an unmarried woman)
  2. a female teacher

Usage notes[edit]

As for Bokmål above.

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